First Responders
Sean and Megan's House Fire Recovery
First Responders
Catastrophic Loss
New York
Created April 5th, 2022

On April 2nd, 2022, two members of the Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corps family suffered a catastrophic house fire. In the matter of a few minutes, Ex-Captain Sean Helling and former EMT Megan Hightower lost almost all of their belongings. I’ve created this fund in the hopes that we can all help these two selfless volunteers on their journey to rebuild their lives. 

 

Sean Helling first joined the ambulance corps back in 2013, and was a highly enthusiastic volunteer from the start. Sean has assisted the department in multiple roles, served on various committees, and became a familiar face around the department’s emergency calls and events. In 2016, Sean was elevated the rank of Lieutenant and was then elected to the rank of Captain the following year. 

 

Megan Hightower joined a year later in 2014 as a motivated and outgoing Member-in-Training. After finishing her EMT-Basic course, Megan quickly put her new skills to work responding to the calls for help from the residents of, and visitors to, the Village of Mineola. Megan went on to complete her driver’s training and later served on the Board of Directors as the department Secretary for a year, followed by four consecutive terms as the department Treasurer.

 

I’ve had the privilege to call these two individuals my friends for the past 8 years and have witnessed firsthand their willingness to help total strangers during some of the worst times of their lives. Sean and Megan will both persevere but, each of us have the ability to help make this horrible time just a little easier for them.  

 

-Commissioner/Ex-Chief Kozlowski

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Ed Smith Mineola Lions Club
Ed Smith Mineola Lions Club donated $1,000

The Ed Smith Mineola Lions Club takes great pleasure in helping YOU who spends so much of your time helping others

2 months ago
Deb Heim
Deb Heim donated $500
4 months ago
Susan Hightower
Susan Hightower donated $400

I am so sad for you. I can’t imagine a more devastating thing to have happened. I love you. Hang in there with your Mom’s tenacity. Aunt Susan

4 months ago
Ashley Kennedy
Ashley Kennedy donated $100

So sorry you’re going through this!!

3 months ago
Kett McKenna
Kett McKenna donated $100
3 months ago
Larry Speciner
Larry Speciner donated $100

As an MVAC Chief once said: If we don't help each other, what are we doing here? I urge all MVAC members to help our own in their time of need. Former MVAC President Larry Speciner

3 months ago
Anonymous
Anonymous donated $20
3 months ago
Jim Dunleavy
Jim Dunleavy donated $100
4 months ago
Mohamed Yaseen
Mohamed Yaseen donated $50
4 months ago
Vincent Carcaramo
Vincent Carcaramo donated $100
4 months ago
Nirmal Sabu
Nirmal Sabu donated $100
4 months ago
Price Hartenstine
Price Hartenstine donated $100
4 months ago
Jared Anderson
Jared Anderson donated $20

From an NY EMT student, I truly wish you the best!! I am always here for you! ❤️

4 months ago
Sean and Megan's House Fire Recovery
$6,337 raised of $10,000 goal
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