Northeast Times

Fund created in memory of Capt. Michael Goodwin

On April 6, Phil­adelphia’s fire­fight­ers bid a sad farewell to Fire Capt. Mi­chael Good­win, who lost his life while bat­tling a massive fire at a South Phil­adelphia fab­ric store. Last week, the In­ter­na­tion­al As­so­ci­ation of Fire Fight­ers Loc­al 22 an­nounced the cre­ation of the Capt. Mi­chael Good­win Me­mori­al Fund.

“We vowed to Mike’s fam­ily, as we have to all fam­il­ies who have lost a loved one in the line of duty, that we will al­ways stand by them and take care of them. This is the first form­al step in that on­go­ing pro­cess,” said Loc­al 22 Pres­id­ent Bill Gault. “Fire­fight­ers are fam­ily, and that bond is un­break­able. We’re grate­ful for the genu­ine out­pour­ing of sym­pathy from so many people from every walk of life. We ask them now to re­mem­ber the Good­win fam­ily, not only in their thoughts and pray­ers, but through their gen­er­os­ity. There will be many dif­fi­cult days ahead for the Good­win fam­ily, emo­tion­ally and fin­an­cially.”

Those who wish to con­trib­ute may send checks to:

The Capt. Mi­chael Good­win Me­mori­al Fund, Po­lice and Fire Fed­er­al Cred­it Uni­on, 901 Arch St., Phil­adelphia, PA 19107. Write “For Ac­count #85936701” in the memo line. •• 

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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