Cops vs. firefighters hockey match raises over $4,000

May 1, 2014

cops_firefighters_hockey_mason_county_ludington_12By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. 

VICTORY TWP. — Wednesday night’s hockey match between local law enforcement (the Law Dawgs) and firefighters/EMS personnel (the Smoke Eaters) raised over $4,100 for the newly established Mason County Fire Relief Fund. The game was held at the West Shore Community Ice Arena on the campus of West Shore Community College.

cops_firefighters_hockey_mason_county_ludington_06The Law Dawgs were victorious in the game, winning 7-5. But, the funds raised through freewill admission offering, raffles and silent auction, was what had organizers pleased.

“We were really happy with the money raised,” said Custer Fire Dept. Lt. Justin Melchert, one of the event’s planners. “It was great to see everyone out here tonight, having a good time. But the real winners are those who we are going to be able to help.”

The fund will help offset the costs occurred by victims immediately following a residential fire. Melchert said the intention is to help put an individual or family in a hotel for three nights and also supply them with some basic needs like clothing and toiletries. The American Red Cross also provides services for victims, but the intention of the fire relief fund is to help offset that burden on the Red Cross.

Anyone wishing to donate to the Mason County Fire Relief Fund may do so at any West Shore Bank branch.

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