Westport Fire Department collects money from elementary school students to help fight breast cancer

News 12 Employees

Oct 23, 2021, 2:37 am

Updated on: Oct 23, 2021, 2:37 am

Aid workers and students in Westport gathered for a good cause on Friday.

The Westport Fire Department visited Kings Highway Elementary School to raise money from students. The money raised will be donated to the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation.

“It’s extremely uplifting to see these kids bring money to help support that,” said Westport firefighter Nick Marsan. “It’s a community-driven event and they’re definitely the community we care about so much, so it’s great that they’re doing this today.”

In addition to the great gesture, the department also brought two trucks for the children to see and take pictures with.

The organizers told News 12 that it is great to see students supporting the foundation.

“It teaches them to be nice that while their kids can make a difference, you know every little gesture, every little activity like this makes a difference and we’re helping people out there,” said Tracy Carbone, the principal of Kings Highway Elementary.

The department hopes to raise money by selling T-shirts and attending various events in the city.

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