Pa. firefighter who lost home in fire overwhelmed by community's support

The Monarch Fire Company set up a GoFundMe page for the family, which has raised over $10,000


By FireRescue1 Staff

UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A firefighter expressed his gratitude to his department and community for rallying behind him after losing his home in a fire.

Two weeks ago, a fire destroyed Monarch Fire Company firefighter Joseph Small's home, WFMZ.com reported. Small, who has lived at the home for 18 years, said it's a place filled with memories.

After the fire, the Monarch Fire Company set up a GoFundMe page for the family. (Photo/GoFundMe)
After the fire, the Monarch Fire Company set up a GoFundMe page for the family. (Photo/GoFundMe)

After the fire, the Monarch Fire Company set up a GoFundMe page for the family. The page's goal, which started at $5,000, was reached in three days. Organizers then bumped the goal up to $10,000 and reached that in a week. Crews presented Small with a check over the weekend.

"It's just amazing how many people have helped and donated. It's incredible," Small said. "I just want to thank all of them and we appreciate everything they've done."

Small said his family plans to rebuild the home they lost. 

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