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Hill Country 100 Club Donates $10,000 to Family of Fallen Firefighter
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 19, 2013

The Hill Country 100 Club, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, announced that they have made a $10,000 donation to the immediate family of fallen Tow Volunteer Firefighter Ronald Sanderson. According to Tow Volunteer Fire Department President Shawn Becker; “On July 5, 2013 Ronald gave his life by entering his burning home to secure the safety of his wife and three children. Ronald entered the front of his home to evacuate his family unknowing that his wife and children were exiting through the back door as he entered through the front…he never made it out.”

Firefighter Ronald Sanderson had ten years of service (2002 – 2012) with the Tow VFD before leaving the area for a new job opportunity. Upon returning to the Tow area in May of this year Ronald immediately reapplied to rejoin his firefighter brothers at the TOW VFD. This process was in progress at the time of his death. Our prayers go out to his widow and children as they grieve his loss.

Since its founding in 2002, the Hill Country 100 Club has provided financial support to emergency response personnel in the event of a line of duty loss of life or serious injury. On a case by case basis the organization will consider providing additional financial support when unique needs arise. The Hill Country 100 Club invites the community to participate by donating to or joining the Hill Country 100 Club by contacting one of the Directors or by going to Tax deductible contributions can be sent to: Hill Country 100 Club, P.O. Box 381, Burnet, Texas 78611.

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