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Stanley restaurant raises $7,000 for two fire departments


Stanley (WQOW) - An area restaurant is raising money for local fire departments, one pizza at a time.

Martino's restaurant in Stanley donated all their profits Saturday to the Stanley and Boyd-Edson-Delmar fire departments. More than $7,000 was raised. Firefighters and EMT's even helped out, making the pizzas and serving customers.

"This is just unbelievable that somebody would do a whole day of proceeds and give everything including their labor. The electric bill and everything I'm sure is a big amount," says Chief Ron Patten, with the Boyd-Edson-Delmar Fire Department.

"They do so much for us, they jump out of bed on a notice and put their life on the line everyday. It's all volunteer so they're not paid and it's just something I can do for them. I'm happy to do it for them," says Ron Haas, the owner of Martino's.

This is actually the second time Martino's has done the fundraiser. Last year, they raised over $6,000 for the department to buy an off-road vehicle to fight wildfires.


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