Boy Donates Life Savings to Help WV Fire Department

A five-year-old West Virginia boy has donated his life savings, nearly $46 in change, to help rebuild the Sissonville Volunteer Fire Department's main station.

The Charleston Gazette reports that Joshua Shaffer donated $45.85 in coins from his piggy bank to the department Saturday.

Tom Miller, secretary of the department's board of directors, says the donation epitomizes the community's support since the station burned in an electrical fire October 1. Miller says school children from around the state have raised more than $5,000.

The department's insurance covered approximately half of the $2 million in damage.

The department has been using borrowed fire trucks to run emergency calls out of Charleston Auto, just down the road from the burned-out fire station.

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