A Treasure Coast Sheriff's Deputy is helping out the families of 19 firefighters killed while fighting a wildfire in Arizona.
Deputy Jon Folbrecht from Okeechobee says he got to work on a Facebook page within a couple of minutes of hearing about the firefighters.
It was the largest loss of life for first responders since 9-11. Folbrecht launced the non-profit heroes memorial foundation in april, to honor those who lose their life in the line of duty.
Through his organization, he creates far-reaching Facebook pages for first responders who pay the ultimate sacrifice. Pages have included Sergeant Gary Morales locally and others nationally, such as those killed in the West-Texas explosion.
In addition to allowing for public comments, the pages provide updates on fundraisers and raises money for the families. The Arizona Wildfire page gained nearly 300,000 "likes" in just one day.
Folbrecht says the organization works with local law enforcement to distribute funds as needed.
Click Here for the Facebook page.