The communities of Post and Justiceburg gathered for a good cause to support their volunteer fire departments who have fought multiple wildfires during this drought.
Organizers sold barbeque plates, and raffle tickets in order to help replace damaged equipment.
Amanda Hair used Facebook to connect with other residents and asked what they could do to support the men and women keeping their homes safe. Hair says the firefighters are like family. "They depend on us to support them with money and support and prayers."
Post Volunteer Fire Chief Les Looney says his crew went through trucks and tires fighting the fires. The support from the community means everything. "Everybody has the same objective and goal and that's to take care of each other and its just amazing."
Elementary students at Post ISD are also helping firefighters out. They have raised more than $8,000 to help firefighters replace damaged equipment.
Chief Looney hopes they will get the rain they need, but to be safe he wants to make sure his crews have the equipment they need to be prepared. It will cost thousands of dollars to replace and repair the damaged equipment.