Pink Heals Tour Uses Fire Apparatus to Assist Others

Pink fire trucks are a part of the Pink Heals Tour, a non-profit organization that consists of volunteers who travel across the nation to help people battling various illness.

“We’re trying to get everybody away from corporate charities to where everybody contributes and it stays local,” said Robert Baty, president of the Chatanooga area chapter. “We have 70 chapters in three countries and over 130 pink fire trucks and everyone volunteers. If we can do that and I can do that because of love, why can’t corporate charities do it [too].”

The tour stopped in Houston to visit Amber Slatton, a 17-year-old girl from Tennessee living in Houston to receive treatment at MD Anderson. Slatton is battling a rare form of cancer.

Nola Jordan and her husband heard about Slatton’s situation and invited her and her family to come to Texas to live with them while the young girl receives her medical treatment in Houston.

After meeting at the Champions Emergency Services District, the pink tour headed out to show support for Slatton. When the Pink Tour arrived at the house where Slatton is living, sirens filled the air, and waves and smiling faces were seen from each volunteer of the Pink Heals Tour.

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