La. officials raising money to house fire truck commemorating 9/11 attacks
The Louisiana state fire marshal's office is raising money to house a gift to New York firefighters honoring the heroes of 9/11.
An effort to build a permanent home for the "Spirit of Louisiana" fire truck has been underway throughout the state's fire service for the past year. "The Spirit" was bought and built from a grassroots campaign following the 9/11 attacks that saw all walks of life across Louisiana contributing more than $1 million to provide FDNY with a new fire truck to replace one of dozens lost in the attacks.
The campaign will expand into communities across the state with specialized video messages being released daily as the anniversary of the attacks draws nearer.
Those interested in contributing can do so here: https://www.gofundme.com/house-for-the-spirit-of-louisiana?fbclid=IwAR21Zy-k95sXwCXku1VmAY6eduTnhjkRlffMa1TuPipSslB5kC5vjQ4va0k
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
After Wednesday's rain storms, Baton Rouge preps for strong winds Thursday
Extensive debris pick-up effort still underway in Livingston Parish
East Baton Rouge Parish surpassing record for homicides with 2 months left...
EBR paused debris pickup ahead of Wednesday's storm
PHOTOS: Severe weather moves across south Louisiana Wednesday