Mom on mission to buy boots for Detroit firefighters

Sheila Crowell has been raising money to buy 28 pairs of boots for the firefighters


DETROIT — A Detroit mother is on a mission to help the firefighters at her local firehouse get the equipment they need.

Sheila Crowell lost her son, Buck, 14 months ago, but she's now adopted some local firefighters as her own. After Buck's death, Crowell stayed home for months. However, she did make it out to vote at the Ladder 22 Firehouse in southwest Detroit. She didn't like what she saw.

Crowell found the firefighters have to buy their own toilet paper. She also didn't like the city-issued boots most of the firefighters were wearing to protect their feet in burning homes and buildings. "As a mom, I thought, ick! That's what kind of boots they're wearing?" Crowell said.

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