Posted 7 months ago
By Kevin Horn
Alliance Fire Department (AFD) Chief Troy Shoemaker (at right) presented a $143 check to Jane’s Closet representative Lori Mazanec on Friday, Feb. 21. The AFD raised the money from proceeds selling pink shirts in October. Four career members started wearing the shirts and after volunteers expressed a desire to wear them as well, it was decided to sell them to the public with proceeds to go to Jane’s Closet. Chief Shoemaker said the AFD plans to do it again next year. Jane’s Closet provides material and products that are designed to help area residents diagnosed with cancer cope with the disease. The organization also provides monetary support for cancer patients and their families to help them with expenses (e.g. travel and lodging). Box Butte General Hospital area residents who may know of a family in the midst of coping with cancer can contact Ms. Mazanec at 308.762.4357, ext. 3428.