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5K brings community together
Written by Clayton Neville   
Sunday, 09 February 2014 08:32

Lindale Firefighter Joe Yeakley remains in stable but critical condition in Parkland Hospital in Dallas being treated for burns he sustained when a roof collapsed on him early in the morning on Friday, January 17.   Yeakley is a 14-year veteran with Lindale Fire Department with a total of over 30 years in the fire service. Multiple Benefits have been set up to raise money to help his family with expenses while FF Yeakley is recovering.

Supporters from all over the state of Texas, came together to show love, and support to a true hero. Over 600 runners and around a hundred volunteers came together to prove that FF Yeakley is “Not Your Average Joe.” Around 75 firefighters, most of which ran in full firefighting gear, came from around East Texas and even as far as the Texas Panhandle to participate.

The next opportunity to show your support will be on February 13, 2014. This event is now a wide spread “Give Back Night” by over 40 Chili’s restaurants around the state and even as far as Rhode Island, Florida and Indiana. For more information on this, as well as many other events, please visit the Lindale Fire Department Facebook page.

Donations can be made at any Texas Bank & Trust location or mailed to:

Lindale Vol Fire Dept             For Benefit of Joe Yeakley                     P.O. Box 8              Lindale, TX 75771


 
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