Boy’s savings to help rebuild burned fire station
Most 5-year-old boys who manage to save nearly $46 would probably blow the money on a new video game, but one West Virginia boy put his meager life savings to a loftier purpose. Charleston, W.Va., resident Joshua Shaffer donated $45.85 from his piggy bank to help rebuild the main station of the Sissonville Volunteer Fire Department, north of Charleston, which burned down in an Oct. 1 electrical fire, according to the Associated Press.
Tom Miller, with the fire department’s board of directors, says West Virginia schoolchildren have raised more than $5,000 for rebuilding the station. The fire department’s insurance covered only about half of the $2 million in damage. Firefighters have been running borrowed fire trucks on emergency calls from a nearby auto shop.