Group collects money, doesn't help Houston fallen firefighters' families

Despite donations for that cause, they haven't paid any benefits to the families of the fallen, and because of their rules, they likely never will


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HOUSTON, Texas — The images the Houston Fire Department's deadliest day are hard to forget, as are the four faces of the fallen firefighters, the city mourned at a massive memorial service.

The tragedy inspired donations across the state and across the country from people wanting to help the families of the fallen. But now we're learning that other than funeral expenses, those families may never see a dime.

It is impossible to question the good the 100 Club has done in its 61 years of operation. They've committed to pay college tuition for the children of an firefighter injured in the motel fire and will likely help that family more in the future.

Full story: 100 Club rules hinders help for fallen firefighters' families

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