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Collection Drives Held For Fallen New York City Firefighters

Posted September 17, 2001 6:45 a.m. EDT

— Hundreds of firefighters lost their lives in New York City Tuesday. Now firefighters across North Carolina are raising money to send to families of the firefighters killed while responding to the attack on the World Trade Center.

On Monday, fire departments in 22 counties collected money at local malls, shopping centers and fire stations.

"I had one guy walk across the parking lot who had $11 in his wallet and just handed it over to me without hesitation, so it has been real good," says James Jordain of the Cary Fire Department.

The Raleigh Fire Department received donations for their "Fill the Boot" campaign at Crabtree Valley Mall and North Hills Mall.

In Cary, firefighters collected money at Cary Towne Center, South Hills Mall, Crossroads Plaza, the Wal-Mart at Tryon and Kildaire Farm Road and Sams Club at North Harrison Avenue. By 6 p.m. Monday, they say that they have amassed more than $60,000.

In Apex, firefighters also collected money at the Kroger on Highway 64.