Westport Fire Department collects money from elementary school students to help fight breast cancer
First responders and students in Westport came together Friday for a good cause.
The Westport Fire Department visited Kings Highway Elementary School to collect money from students. The money that was collected will be donated to the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation.
“It's extremely uplifting to have these children bring money to help support that," said Westport firefighter Nick Marsan. "It's a community driven event and they are certainly the community that we care so much so its great to have them doing this today.”
Along with the great gesture, the department also brought two trucks for the kids to see and take pictures with.
Organizers told News 12 it's great to see students supporting the foundation.
"It teaches them to be kind that even though their kids they can make a difference you know every small little jesture, every small little activity like this makes a difference and we're helping people out there," said Tracy Carbone, the principal of Kings Highway Elementary School.
The department hopes to raise money by selling tee shirts and going to different events in town.