HOUSTON (FOX 26) - More than 5,000 H-E-B employees from across Texas are volunteering at fire stations on September 11.
H-E-B’s Helping Heroes day of service honors first responders for their service and dedication to the community.
This year, H-E-B employees are preparing meals and helping with cleaning and organizing chores at fire stations across the state, including Houston.
This morning, volunteers visited Houston Fire Station 6. They cooked breakfast for the firefighters there.
For HFD firefighter Javier Guerrero, a Navy veteran, 9/11 hits particularly close to home.
“I served between ’94 to ’98 and I lost a shipmate that was in the Pentagon on 9/11. I keep his memory with me every day,” Guerrero says of his shipmate Kevin Yokum. “I carry his bracelet with me. This one is always worn, as you can tell, I wear it every day. I try to be a good person for him.”
Guerrero says he plans to visit the memorial at the Pentagon in the next few years.
“A group of us went at the 15-year anniversary at the Pentagon and our next visit is going to be on the 20-year reunion, and one of my brothers and I are going to ride motorcycles all the way up to DC and New York.”
This is the 15th year for H-E-B’s Helping Heroes Program.