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Former Newport Firefighter who raised tall dollars for local poor and hungry, now needs help herself.

Meredith and Beckett's apartment building gutted by fire.  They lost everything.

Meredith and Beckett’s apartment building gutted by fire. They lost everything early Thanksgiving morning.

During "Hose Down Hunger" Food Drive for Newport Food Pantry. NFD Engineer Richard Giles (L) Kathy Myers with food pantry (M) and Volunteer Firefighter Meredith Savage (R)

During “Hose Down Hunger” Food Drive for Newport Food Pantry.
NFD Engineer Richard Giles (L) Kathy Myers with food pantry (M) and Volunteer Firefighter Meredith Savage (R)

Meredith and her son Beckett

Meredith and her son Beckett

A former volunteer Newport Firefighter and her son lost everything early Thanksgiving morning as their apartment building in upstate Massachusetts was destroyed by fire. It was more than a painful irony since Meredith Savage assisted in fighting home and business fires in Newport and comforted those who were devastated by the loss.

But there she was, 3:10 AM Thanksgiving morning, along with her son Beckett, watching their apartment and all the others, go up in flames. Meredith says her son Beckett was awakened by screams coming from the apartment next door. He jumped out of bed and quickly ran up and down the outside hallways, rousting up everyone in the building. Fortunately they all got out safely. And they too lost everything.

Meredith and Beckett need our help. Meredith was a hard working Newport volunteer firefighter – was President of the Newport Volunteer Firefighters Association – and was a tireless community booster. She helped spearhead efforts to help those down on their luck and in great need. In the photo to the left Meredith helped to conduct another “Hose Down Hunger” food drive sponsored by Newport firefighters and the Newport Food Pantry.

No one is more deserving of our help than Meredith, who so selflessly gave so much to the Newport community. As a news reporter for News Lincoln County, I witnessed her volunteer spirit and commitment to her job at many structure fires and serious traffic crashes – always there – always a team player – and always giving her full measure of devotion to saving property and comforting the injured.

A “Go Fund Me” on-line donation account has been set up for Meredith and her son. Donate a dollar, ten dollars, twenty-five or more, it’s all needed. Tell your friends and co-workers and share the information on your Facebook page.

Meredith helped Newport in our moments and hours of need. Now it’s time for all of us to step up and give Meredith and her son our appreciation along with the financial resources to help them rebuild. Click here to donate.

 

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