Red Shirts being worn around Egg Harbor are taking on a new and special meaning this week. With Egg Harbor Fire Fighter and Army National Guard member Jason Staats currenty in Ft. Blisss, Texas training for deployment to Afghanistan, his fellow firefighters are showing their support by distributing red t-shirts this week. Egg Harbor Fire Fighter Ashley Bittorf says the order for the shirts came in a couple weeks ago but waited until now for pick-up until they could get one to Staats.
Proceeds from the sale of the red t-shirts are going towards monthly care packages being sent to Staats and members of the National Guard 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry unit. Potential additional orders for shirts may be available in the future, according to Bittorf.
(photo of Staats children, Braelyn, Berkley, and Brennan courtesy of Egg Harbor Fire Department Facebook account)