For Hometown News
MARTIN COUNTY -- As soon as Attorney Lauri J. Goldstein heard about Jahwann McIntyre, the injured Martin County firefighter, she wanted to help out.
"Firefighters and the police risk their lives everyday to keep each of us, our families and our personal property safe and when they are injured, it is important that we step forward to help them in any way possible," Ms. Goldstein said.
Mr. McIntyre, 22, was burned on his hands, chin, thighs, abdomen and feet, totaling more than 40 percent of his body. He was one of three firefighters injured in a house fire in late December.
Ms. Goldstein and her family went to the Big Apple Pizza and Pasta fundraising event in January in Fort Pierce and presented a check for $500 to Scott Van Duzer. This was the first time Ms. Goldstein and Mr. Van Duzer have met one another, but they are both active in their communities helping out wherever they can.