Oct 6, 2013 12:37 AM by Sean Mooney
TUCSON - One of the firefighters lost in the Yarnell Hill fire tragedy had ties here in Tucson. William Warneke, one of the 19 Granite Mountain Hot Shots who died in the fire, left behind his wife, Roxanne who is expecting their child in December.
On Saturday, Tucson based National Auto Collision Centers hosted a diaper drive to collect diapers and other baby care items in preparation for the newborns arrival. It was also a day of fun for families who attended the event.
National Auto Collision Centers General Manager, Kim Poissant, says the real purpose of the gathering, though, was to let Roxanne Warneke know how much the community cares for her and her family, "We just wanted her to know that being from Tucson, the community is very kind, very nice", Poissant said, "and we just wanted to be here to support her and to let her know that we are here for her."
Diapers and donations are still being accepted. You can make contributions at the National Auto Collision Center, located at 4925 N Shamrock Place, Suite # 105.