Benefit for Liberty Fire Department supporter hailed a success

Liberty Fire Chief Brian Hurst gathers up sandwiches and chips for a food order at an Oct. 13 benefit for Cam Gilliland in the Brookshire Bros. parking lot in Liberty.

An Oct. 13 fundraiser to benefit Liberty native Cam Gilliland was a huge success, according to Liberty Fire Chief Brian Hurst. Gilliland, a big supporter of fire department projects, is recovering from medical problems, so his firefighter friends and neighbors wanted to return the favor.

“We collected around $12,000. That’s a pretty good number,” Hurst said. “Cam has always helped us whenever we had a barbecue or event. He would do whatever was asked of him. That’s why we wanted to help him now.”

Funds were raised through the sale of barbecue sandwiches and 300 baked goods provided by First Baptist Church of Liberty.

“We had lots of help with the fundraiser. It was a combined effort of the fire department, volunteers, church members, and Cam’s son, Chris, and his wife,” Hurst said. “We sold out of everything in just three hours.”

By Vanesa Brashier,

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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