The deadly fire that took the lives of four Houston firefighters on May 31, 2013, will never be forgotten. The tragedy touched an immeasurable amount of citizens, not only in Houston, but across Texas, our entire United States, and even countries all over the world. Many of these individuals were inspired to donate to the families of our fallen heroes and were directed by multiple sources to donate directly to The 100 Club. These donations were not contingent on the firefighter's marital status nor if they had children. People donated because they wanted to assist the heroes’ families- whoever they may be. Since the horrific fire, The 100 Club of Houston Texas has received more donations than any other tragedy in the history of their organization. Now, The 100 Club is stating that because these firefighters did not have a spouse or children, their families will not be assisted financially beyond $20,000 for burial expenses. However, after the funeral costs were donated by Dignity Memorial, the $20,000 promised by The 100 Club, has since been denied to the families. The 100 Club accepted these monetary donations that were intended for the hero's families, knowing that they would never benefit from them.
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