Deputy Chief Billy Altman is recovering at UVA and is expected to be there at least 2-3 weeks. Due to the financial burden that his illness has placed on his family, firefighters have set up a fund to help offset some of the costs of the expenses. It is likely that he will have numerous medical bills in the end.
If you would like to donate to the Altman Family fund, simply stop by any Suntrust in the Roanoke Valley and deposit money into the fund. Tell the teller that the money is to go to the "Altman Family Fund".
Or if you would like, you may send money or check made out to the Altman Family Fund to Station 8 to the attention of Captain Robert Purdue (B-shift). Robert will then deposit the money into the fund promptly.
Station 8 - 2328 Crystal Spring Avenue Roanoke, VA 24014