HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – First responders are expected to the community when someone is in trouble. Who helps them when they are in need? A group of chaplains step-up to offer advice, encouragement and financial help.
Chaplains will tell you serving first responders during a crisis is important.
“We see their families in distress and someone injured in the line of duty,” said Chaplain Rob Peavy.
Peavy is in charge of 18 chaplains who work with Huntsville Police and Fire Department.
“We are non-denominational. We are not intrusive. We try to not put our religion, beliefs or personal faith on someone else,” added Peavy.
The chaplains give spiritual advice and encouragement to a family when someone dies.
Peavy’s team also helps first responders in need.
“It depends on what we have in the bank. Our ability to give is determined by our bank account like anyone else,” added Peavy.
Peavy called on the help of singers from Huntsville Police and Fire for a benefit.
The ‘Blue Notes 5’ and ‘Fahrenheit’ are sure to attract donors, but are singing to raise awareness.
“We`re going to have a lot of fun singing, celebrating, doing gospel songs, regular contemporary songs and just let people do a love offering,” added Peavy.
The Public Safety Chaplain Benefit starts at 6:30p.m. It will happen at Whitesburg Baptist Church located 6806 Whitesburg Drive.