08 Aug 2017

Volunteering & Giving:

F Street Fire Fundraisers

Photo of Dane Smothers and Tune Inn graphic via Facebook event page.

The Tune Inn and Scorched Souls Motorcycle Club are hosting a fundraiser for firefighter Dane Smothers tomorrow, Wednesday, August 9, from 8 a.m. until noon. The fundraiser asks for a $20 donation which will all go to cover hospital costs. The Tune Inn will have drink and breakfast specials.

Late last Wednesday night, August 2nd, a two-alarm fire tore through 809 F Street NE. In addition to nearly destroying the home of a long-time resident, it nearly cost firefighter Dane Smothers his life. At the staging scene, Smothers was hit by a ladder truck. His injuries were severe and he is in intensive care at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

According to WUSA, Smothers had joined Engine No. 3, 439 New Jersey Ave NW, three months ago.

You can find out more information from the Facebook event page. If you wish to donate directly to help cover hospital costs, you can do so via a GoFundMe page.

The family whose house was nearly destroyed by the fire also needs your help. Neighbors set up a crowdfunding page for the family, which you can access through here: YouCaring, F Street house.



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