Fundraiser for Fallen Firefighter Matthew Porcari at Roadhouse
3/20/2013 (Updated 10:53:44 PM)There were burgers, fries, and a whole lot of community support at the Texas Roadhouse in Vestal Wednesday afternoon.
Hundreds came through the doors to support the family of fallen Owego Firefighter Matthew Porcari. The benfit was put on by the Greater Binghamton Association of Realtors. The Vestal Fire Department also placed a ladder truck and giant American flag in the parking lot to help bring attention to the fundraiser.
"To be able to support the family and help their needs and their cause of fixing up their house and doing the things they need to do in their day-to-day lives," said John Paffie, Assistant Vestal Fire Chief.
"This is good. It's nice to give back to the community. It's nice to see our members and the community are here to help somebody who needs help," said Thomas Reid, President of the Greater Binghamton Association of Realtors.
Organizers said it will be a couple of weeks before they have a final tally since the total will be based on ticket sales and sponsorships. They estimated about three to four hundred people came out.
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