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Donations to Accomack from Central PA

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PARKSLEY, Va.- The West Shore Bureau of Fire from Lemoyne, PA made the five hour trip to the Eastern Shore of Virginia on Monday to drop off donations to Accomack County firefighters.

Fire crews say fighting just one fire can deplete the resources of a fire company.  Fighting 76 intentionally set fires is something no fire department can prepare for.

"You figure that on a large fire, particularly with people working inside a building, we were going through as many as 5, 6, 10 cases of water and Gatorade at each scene. Along with food for our members, not counting the expense of diesel fuel," said Jimmy Rowley of the Parksley Volunteer Fire Department.

The Accomack County community has already stepped up to help their firefighters with various donations of both food and monetary contributions.  But Monday, it was an outside community that made its own impact in Accomack.  The West Shore Bureau of Fire and its community collected numerous items and delivered them to Parksley.

"We had a company up home who sponsored and brought us forty cases of water and the rest of the donations were brought to the fire station by our residents," said Jason Frank of the West Shore Bureau of Fire.

Everything from water and snacks to various other non-perishable food items.  A ten hour round trip drive just to show support to their firefighter brothers.

Rowley said, "Unless you're a member of it, I don't think anybody can really understand the brotherhood of firefighters.  Whether you're career, volunteer, we're all there for the same thing.  We're all there to protect our community and it's that brotherhood that unites everybody together when there is a problem that everybody circles the wagons around and supports it."

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