West Lafayette firefighters wear red for autism awareness

West Lafayette firefighters are wearing red t-shirts for autism awareness in April.

Posted: Apr. 5, 2018 10:41 AM
Updated: Apr. 5, 2018 11:03 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — This month, you may notice West Lafayette firefighters are wearing red t-shirts for autism awareness.

Earlier this week, Greater Lafayette went blue for autism awareness month, but Fire Chief Tim Heath said his department wears blue shirts everyday.

This is the department's way to show support and raise money for people who are impacted. Each day they wear red, they will donate a dollar to the Cornerstone Autism Center in West Lafayette.

"We're doing something for the community," said Heath. "It's not just us wearing a shirt it's us actually giving something back to the community."

This is the first year the West Lafayette Fire Department is wearing red for autism awareness. Heath hopes to get other departments involved in the future.

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