Executive Director Rick Hartley says the group already is prepared to give each family $20,000 for immediate needs, but that’s not all.
“When the time is a little bit better, we will go back and do a needs assessment with each family to take care of their debt, make sure their children have funds to go to college,” Hartley tells KTRH News. “On average, our gift has been $300,000.”
Along with the four firefighters killed, six others were injured with one in the critical burn unit.
“Its the worst we ever had, and also from what I understand the single most deadly incident in the history of the Houston Fire Department,” says Hartley.