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Community Joins Forces to Help Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue

Les Schwab Tire Centers is honored to be a part of the Portland community’s response that transformed a senseless crime into a moment of gratitude.

During a winter snowstorm, members of Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue's Station 66, in Beaverton, went out to help a woman who had given birth in her home. When they returned to the station, someone had slashed the tires of five personal vehicles in the parking lot.

To help the firefighters raise money for the repairs, two community members set up GoFundMe pages. When Les Schwab learned from its media partner, 99.5 FM The Wolf, the first responders were the victims of vandalism, there was no doubt that the company wanted to jump in and support the effort!

Les Schwab believes in supporting organizations and activities that help those in need. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue does that every day.

“This contribution is a small token of our appreciation for all they do,” said Joe Rector, Les Schwab Portland area manager. “Our first responders are there for us when we need them most, and we were happy to be able to return the favor!”

Between the money raised through the GoFundMe pages and the support from Portland-area Les Schwab stores, all tires have been replaced and tow fees have been covered to make this situation right.

“We have been overwhelmed and humbled by all of the support we have gotten from the community,” Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue spokeswoman Cassandra Ulven told The Oregonian.

If you’re interested in reading more about how this situation became a rallying point for our community, check out these stories on FOX 12 and The Oregonian.

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