Old Fire Station to Become New Hope for Firefighters Battling Cancer

HOUSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE Media Alert - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: September 17, 2013

WHAT: A short press conference and ground breaking event will be held to celebrate the kick-off of the renovation of old Houston Fire Station 27 by the Society of Houston Latino Firefighters. The Station will eventually be a temporary home for visiting firefighters who are undergoing treatment for cancer in the Houston Medical Center.

WHEN: Tomorrow, September 18,2013 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Old HFD Station 27, located at 6302 Lyons Ave.

DETAILS: The old building, which opened as Fire Station 27 in 1941 and remained in service until 2002, was designated a historical landmark by City Council in 2005. The Society of Houston Latino Firefighters, a 501Cc) 3 non-profit organization, who have been working on this "first of its kind" project since 2008, continue to seek the estimated $350-400 thousand in funds to pay not only the renovation cost, but also the taxes due on the property.

Renovations will begin with Cherry Demolition, Inc with assistance from Environmental Solutions, Inc.

Once complete, the building is expected to have three independent units to help visiting firefighters and their families while undergoing treatment in the Houston Medical Center. Continuing fundraising efforts will be held to off-set the cost of the expenses after the renovation is completed.

CONTACT: Society of Houston Latino Firefighters, Lorenzo Diaz - 713-884~3784 or use the Contact Us form.