An Omaha firefighter is on a mission to help those impacted by fire. Drew Gerkin responded to a call about four years ago and noticed there was no furniture in the family’s home. He asked a little boy where the family slept and night and the boy said they take clothes out of suitcases and use that as a bed.
Gerkin and other firefighters decided to do something about that and put out a request for donated items on Facebook. He says within a few days people had donated beds, dressers, couches, kitchen tables and other items to help this family in need.
Gerkin and his colleagues recently helped another family by providing much needed furniture. His next request is someone donates a storage space to keep the donated items until they are needed.