Donation Drive Launched for West Alabama Dispatcher Who Lost Home in Fire
A donation drive is underway to benefit a West Alabama emergency dispatcher whose home burned down Friday morning.
The Livingston Police Department in Sumter County, Alabama, shared the news on Facebook.
They said the dispatcher was working in the predawn hours of Friday morning when she received a call that her own house was on fire. Despite the best efforts of emergency response crews, her home was lost in the blaze.
The police department is now soliciting donations to help this public servant and her mother get back on their feet after the fire.
They are calling for toiletries and clothing right now, and also accepting monetary donations to the Livingston Police Station or any on-duty officer, who will add any money received to a pool back at their headquarters on Lafayette Street in Livingston.
"Our dispatchers are the calm voice on the line during our emergencies," they said in the Facebook post. "They take the call, try and help us breathe through the emergency and direct resources to come to us in our time of need. Now we’re trying to do the same for her. We greatly appreciate any help and we ask for prayers for her and her family."