Benefit concert to be held for injured firefighters
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The Houston fire department has just announced a concert in honor of the firefighters injured in that deadly motel fire back in May.
It has been a painful and difficult year for the Houston fire department, losing four members in a fire that ripped through the Southwest Inn on May 31. Thirteen other firefighters were injured.
"We've had obviously four fallen, but we've also had some that have been injured and still not returned to work. And their families have really incurred a lot of cost and suffering," said HFD spokesman with Ruy Lozano.
With that in mind, several firefighters got together to help their own, starting the organization firefighters helping firefighters. The group Firefighters Helping Firefighters, announced its first benefit today. A 'Concert for Heroes' at Discovery Green on July 28.
"Concert for Heroes is a celebration of Houston heroes. Those that we've lost, those we need to lift up and support as they recover and all firefighters in the City of Houston," said Dennis Laroche with Firefighters Helping Firefighters.
The concert will feature a lineup of Texas artists, with sponsorship so far from two Houston businesses. All of the proceeds will go to the families of the firefighters that remain injured, who are struggling to support their families and pay medical bills.
"We're asking the city come together to show their support for all the brave men and women who serve every day," said Laroche.
The event will feature performances from popular Texas bands and performers, including Stoney LaRue, Roger Creager, Cody Johnson and the Rockin' CJB and Texas troubadour Dub Miller and The Michaelis Sisters.
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