Donation, Concert and Silent Auction Benefit Family of Fallen S.A. Fireman

By Morgan Montalvo


Donations to  help the family of a San Antonio firefighter killed during a mid-May  four-alarm blaze at a Northwest-side strip center increased by several  thousand dollars Wednesday evening.

The  Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation delivered a $5,000 check to the  San Antonio chapter of the 100 Club during a benefit concert and silent  auction at Big Texas Dance Hall on the city's far north Organizers and  bands also pledged show and auction proceeds to the 100 Club, a first  responder benevolent group.

Local  100 Club chair Allan Smith tells News Radio 1200 WOAI the local  outpouring of support for the family of firefighter Scott Deem, who  perished May 18 while battling the blaze at the Ingram Park Square  shopping center, continues weeks after the tragedy. The fire also  injured two other firefighters, including Brad Phipps, still  hospitalized in the San Antonio Military Medical Center burn ward.

Cavalier  Billy Freed says the 100 Club is a regular beneficiary of his  organization's charitable arm but, given the fact that more than one  firefighter was a victim of the blaze, an additional contribution was in  order.

A third firefighter suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the fire, and was released from hospital within a few days. 

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