Moyers Corners firefighters continue to help the Patterson family

Car wash at the Moyers Corners Fire Department

There was everything you would expect to see at this car wash, from hoses, to water, to brushes.

What makes the car wash at Station 2 of the Moyers Corners Fire Department different, is the story behind all the cars being hosed down.

Jered Zeppetello was helping to raise money for the Patterson family at the car wash on Saturday. "I think it means pretty much the same to all of us. Especially those of us who have families and kids. You pull up on something like that and you see it and you realize that it could be you or your family and it could happen to any one of us at any time," says Zeppetello.

Moyers Corners was the first to respond to the deadly car crash on Route 57 last November. They helped to rush them to the hospital, being with them on a day which changed the Patterson's lived forever.

As a way to continue to help the family they have already been there for, this fire department is donating every dollar made on the car wash back to the Patterson family.

Steve Zaferakis was one of the first from his department to come to the scene last fall. "I have kids, so when you go home to your family it really makes you think about the support and being involved in the community and trying to keep things together," says Zaferakis.

While the fire department is hosting this car wash, members from the community are coming to donate nearly one thousand dollars to the Patterson family as they continue on their road to recovery.

James Sullivan and Richard Swain were both helping contribute to this worthy cause. "It feels awesome to benefit. If we can help with everybody in the community, that's what we're here for. It's just great that we can give back," says Sullivan.

"With the Patterson family, it touched everybody you know it's a horrible thing that happened. To have the fire department give back, that's what it's all about to come together," says Swain.

The money from this car wash will go to help Lance Patterson and his three children with everyday living expenses and their mounting medical bills.

If you were unable to go to the car wash, but would still like to help the family, you can send your donation in the mail to: Patterson Family Trust, P.O. Box 63, Syracuse, NY 13201.