Food truck fundraiser smoking up support for Floyd County fire department
EASTERN, Ky. (WYMT) - Two Big Pigs BBQ is celebrating firefighters by smoking up support with a fundraiser for the Garrett Area Volunteer Fire Department.
The food truck set up in Eastern Wednesday, inviting the community for a bite of barbecue to support those who battle the blazes.
“If you think about it, if it wasn’t for the rescue squads, fire departments, it’d be a very dangerous place to live- especially right now with all the forest fires and all that around here,” said food truck co-owner Kevin Huff.
The department, like many volunteer organizations, relies on the support of the community it serves. So, to thank the first responders for all they do- from battling forest fires to organizing Christmas Santa Runs-the business donated a portion of its sales to the VFD.
“‘It’s a volunteer department, but they still stay on alert. And, if need be, a lot of them will leave the job to go for a house fire, an accident, or a forest fire- as far as that is- to protect the community,” said community member Shannon Wallen. “And they work tirelessly on this and this fundraiser is going to help immensely.”
Community members say it was a tasty way to thank the firefighters and they are glad to see businesses lending a helping hand to their helpful heroes.
“They need all the help they can get. Honestly, they do. And when a company like this will donate a portion of their income to help the fire departments, the community should step up and do their part and come out and support this company,” said Wallen.
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