Custer community helps firefighter with medical costs

CUSTER, S.D. – The community of Custer came together to support a firefighter.

Sixty-four-year-old Custer Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief, Bill Bell, has battled prostate cancer for the past several years. He’s been with the department for the past 30 years, and friends and family say he’s had a huge impact on the Black Hills.

Sunday night, the community held a fundraiser to help with his medical costs.

“Bill Bell is just an all-around good man, he’s a good friend, great firefighter, good member here in the Custer community, Custer County,” said Pennington County Fire Service Administrator Jerome Harvey. “His family and him have sacrificed immensely to protect people and property not only here but across this country.”

During the fundraiser, there was a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and a gun raffle.

For more information on how you can help Bell and his family, click here.

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