More than $30K raised for firefighter Joe Yeakley in donation events
POSTED: Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 9:33am
UPDATED: Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 9:38am
Lindale, Texas (KETK) — Lindale Firefighter Joe Yeakley remains in stable but critical condition at a Dallas Hospital. He is currently being treated for burns he sustained when a roof collapsed on him on Friday, January 17.
Yeakley is a 14 year veteran with the Lindale Fire Department with more than 30 years in the fire service.
Multiple Benefits have been set up to raise money to help his family with expenses while Yeakley is recovering.
On Saturday, firefighters from all 11 Volunteer Fire Departments in Smith County were participating in the 'Fill the Helmet' drive.
With these firefighters joining forces as well as the sale of the 'Fighting for Joe' t-shirts beginning today and the Bake Sale that was held at Simply Bertie's, they were able to raise more than $30,000.
It is due to the giving hearts of the people of East Texas that made this all possible and for this, the Yeakley family and the Lindale Fire Department are grateful.
With the money that has been raised, many of the needs of the Yeakley family will be met.
However, his recovery will in no way be a quick one and your financial support will be needed for many months to come.
The Lindale Fire Department Facebook page will remain the best source for up to date information on benefits as well as needs for the Yeakley family.
Please continue to pray and support Joe Yeakley, his family, as well as the Lindale Fire Department.
You can donate as well by going to: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lindale-Fire-Department/271420960613
You can also find other donation opportunities here: http://www.ketknbc.com/news/firefighter-joe-yeakley-benefit-opportuinities