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Molly Williams | December's Her-Story Series Woman

November 21, 2018

Molly Williams | December's Her-Story Series Woman

Molly Williams is the first female firefighter on record. She was a slave in the 19th century, owned by a wealthy man who was interested in firefighting. He volunteered often at the firehouse and Molly was to accompany him and help as well. She began volunteering by cooking and cleaning for the firefighters. One day, a bad flu hit the firehouse and all of the volunteers were down and out with the sickness. Molly helped take care of them there. During their sickness, a blizzard hit and a call came in to the firehouse. None of the men were healthy enough to take the call. Molly pulled the engine and answered the call herself, earning her the title of volunteer number 11 at the firehouse. She was always volunteering and pulling the engines around after that. The firefighters all said she was "as good a lass as all the men." Molly was always seen fighting fires in her checkered apron. We are honoring her for the month of December with a gorgeous checkered twirl dress, just like the apron Molly wore and was known for.

All of the proceeds will be donated to efforts to aid the victims of the Camp and Woolsey fires and their families. These fires have DEVASTATED California and taken 74 (at the time of this blog post) lives with that number expected to rise. We are hopeful that we will be able to raise at least $500 for their efforts. The money raised will be evenly distributed amongst three charities. The American Red Cross as they are currently running shelters and providing food and necessities to those displaced by the fires. The Haven Humane Society as they care for the animals that have been affected by the fires; and Operation USA, as they provide masks, tools, gear and life saving medications to first responders and sensitive groups impacted by the disaster.




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