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11/02/05

Help Arrives From One Jackson County To Another

Jackson County, Michigan sent some much appreciated hurricane help to Jackson County, Mississippi.

Michigan resident Bill Mallard drove more than 1,100 miles to give the Fountainbleu Volunteer Fire Department a pumper truck. Jackson County, Michigan organized the equipment donation through a firefighter's group called "Helping Our Own."

The donated truck is among several donations Fountainbleu firefighters have received since the storm.

"It's been counties from all over the country that's helped us here. After this time, it's a major catastrophe. It's going to take awhile to get back up on our feet. But we're going to do it, I promise you," Fire Chief Michael Belton said.

The Fountainbleu Fire Department lost its entire south station and three vehicles in the storm.

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