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Firefighters put on drive for Wesley Franklin and MDA

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Firefighters in Thunderbolt took to the streets Saturady for a boot drive to raise money for two very worthy causes.

They were out there for about five hours collecting money for the MDA and fallen fellow firefighter, Westley Franklin. The firefighers hope to be able to purchase a flag pole that will be placed at Franklin's graveside.

Leutenant Andrew Bateman said he couldn't be more happy with the community's support,"it feels great you know, Westley was a dear friend of mine, we all miss him. It's just a great feeling doing this for him as well as his family and also doing it for the MDA and the kids."

Leutenant Bateman says it will cost about $1,200 to buy the flag pole.

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