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Car Wash Raises Money for Victims of Bounce House Accident

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Albany/HV: Car Wash Raises Money for Victims of Bounce House Accident
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Dozens of people turned out Sunday in South Glens Falls to help the two kindergartners who were hurt in a freak accident involving a bounce house in May in Saratoga County. Jon Dougherty has more on a car wash at the South Glens Falls Fire Company that raised money for the boys and their families.

SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. -- As cars drove into the South Glens Falls Fire Company Sunday they were sprayed, scrubbed, rinsed and dried by a group of volunteers.

There was no cost for the wash but they were collecting donations which will go towards the five and six year old boys who were seriously hurt when the bounce house they were in was blown into the air by a strong gust of wind in May.

Police said the two fell out when the bounce house was 15 to 20 feet in the air.

"Whether it's paying medical bills, whatever. We're just trying to raise up to ease that burden of whatever it may be," said South Glens Falls Firefighter Ross Loffler.

South Glens Falls, which is a community well known for helping others, once again stepped in to help.

"It's just something we have always done. You know, with the marathon and with an event like this, we just truly with any family that needs help we all just come together and truly try to help everyone," said wash organizer McKenzie Mooney.

More than 20 volunteers from South Glens Falls and beyond gave their time at the car wash.

Organizers said the boy's families weren't expected to be there but they've expressed their appreciation.

"They are just truly grateful for everything that we're doing for them." Mooney said. "I think they are so blessed to be a part of this community and to know that we're out there to help them with whatever they need."

"That's what we like to do, we're volunteers," said Loffler.

Those at the fundraiser said the two boys continue to recover, although their immediate conditions are unknown.

There are several more fundraisers coming up:

Thursday, June 5
Recovery Sports Grill - Queensbury
15% of all sales will be donated

Sunday, June 22
Mr. Bill's Car Hop
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Live music, basket raffles, and activities

You can send individual donations to "Fund for SGF Boys at any Glens Falls National Bank.

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