FALL RIVER: Volunteer and career firefighters from Station 45 in Fall River teamed up with some women participants with Camp Courage for a car wash on May 11, raising more than $1,500 for the all-women first responders school.
The event ran for about four hours and had a steady stream of vehicles coming in to get sparkling clean, including those from HRM Fire and Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.).
There were about a dozen participants from Camp Courage who were helping spray and clean all the dirt off the vehicles that paid a donation to have their car washed.
Andrea Speranza, who oversees Camp Courage, said the goal for the day was to raise around $2,000.
“We’re hear doing the car wash for our 2019 edition of the camp,” she said.
Camp Courage is an eight-day female mentoring program that brings together teens between the ages of 15 and 19.
She was blown away by the community support.
“It has been outstanding, what a great community Fall River and area is,” said Speranza. “They’ve done it several years for us. We’re really happy for the support from Station 45 and many other organizations.”