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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Stand behind Charlestown firefighter in need

Honor those who answer the call to duty
By Will Collette

On February 16, retired Charlestown Fire District assistant chief (and current Board member) David Lamb lost his house and contents to a fire. CFD firefighters were not able to save his home, although they did manage to salvage his fire helmet from the wreckage.

His niece Kerri Lamb described it this way:
My uncle, David Lamb, lost his house on February 16th. It was a complete loss. He lived there for 20+ years with his wife he lost 4 years ago. He had Christmas lights many people loved and adored.. he helped bring happiness to this community so now I’m asking if you can help in anyway to help him out.
With that preamble, she set up a GoFundMe page to help him out. The goal is $20,000 and, at this writing, almost $8600 in donations have come in.

Another fund raiser has been organized by Samantha McCullogh at Exeter Fire Station 1 on Ten Rod Road. Here’s the description from Facebook:
CASH AND CHECK ONLY - Dave Lamb’s, the famous Christmas light house (on 91 in Charlestown) as some of you may know,house caught on fire today, losing everything. I am hosting a pasta dinner fundraiser to help pay for any of his needs through this rough time. The pasta dinner will be held at Exeter 1 Fire Station on March 7, 2020, starting at 4:00 pm. There will be raffle baskets and a 50/50 raffle. Adults will be $10 Kids, Seniors and First Responders will be $5. Kids under the age of 5 are free.Donations will be accepted at the door. People will be served until food runs out. If you would like to donate any raffles or desserts please PM me.
The men and women who respond to the call for help and put their lives on the line to protect us deserve our support and admiration.

Here is a chance for us to show it.