Money raised Saturday for emergency fund for first responders

Money raised Saturday for emergency fund for first responders

GRAHAM, TX (KAUZ) - Several service clubs in Young County came together Saturday to cater to first responders.

"They serve us every day, day in and day out and their families serve us," organizer Weldon Floyd said.

The Young County Serving Our Servants or S.O.S. fundraiser was held to help raise money for an emergency fund for families of first responders. The idea for the fund came to service clubs following the deadly attack on police officers in Dallas.

"That's going to be an emergency fund that as a group we're going to actually pray and hope that we never have to use. But we want it on hand," Floyd said.

A plate full of brisket, sausage, and all the fixings was on sale for $10. But first responders and their families enjoyed the meal for free.

"With today's society and everyone looking down at law enforcement and emergency services it's just nice to come with our families and kind of feel wanted.

I mean it's just an awesome experience," Young County Sheriff Bryan Walls said.

The service clubs involved with this event are Evening Lions Club, Eastside Church of Christ,
Forty Something Cowgirls, Country Road Fellowship, Kiwanis Club, Cross Timbers Church,
Noon Lions, Club First Baptist Church, Rotary Club, First United Methodist Church, VFW Auxiliary, Knights of Columbus, VFW Post, and the Young County Masonic Lodge.

Floyd said next year organizers hope to host an all day event for first responders. They hope to have live music and plenty of festivities to help raise money in case a first responder and their family comes face to face with an emergency.

Samantha Forester, Newschannel 6

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