Philly firefighters host lunch for brethrens’ widows [photos]

    Thanksgiving came early at Fifth and Callowhill streets today.

    Philadelphia firefighters served lunch at the Local 22 union hall to 68 widows of fallen Philly firefighters.Philadelphia firefighter cadet Maurice Putnam dances with Carol Maruschak at the annual thanksgiving luncheon for firefighter’s widows at Local 22 on 5th Street. (Emma Lee/for NewsWorks)

    The union raised money through fundraisers and private donations to pull off the event. Aside from the lunch, 120 families will get Thanksgiving baskets, and 795 firefighter widows will get $150 to help with the holidays.

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