A downtown parking garage won't make a dime, when thousands are expected to attend a memorial service at the SeaGate Centre to honor a pair of fallen Toledo firefighters.
In a statement released Wednesday, the owners of Summit Street Parking said they would donate all proceeds from memorial service parking to the Toledo Fire and Rescue Foundation.
The Eyde Company of Lansing Michigan said the decision was made to "show support for the hard work and bravery shown by the Toledo Fire Department."
Parking for the memorial will open at 5 p.m. at the parking structures entrance on Summit Street across the street from Seagate Centre.
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â??It is important that we honor those who put their life on the line for us every day, so we wanted to take this opportunity to show our support to this community,â?? Jim Rundell Vice President for The Eyde Corporation said.
Pvts. Steve Machcinski and James "Jaime" Dickman both died while fighting an apartment fire on Magnolia in Toledo on Sunday.
Thousands from across North America are expected to attend services for the pair to be held at the SeaGate Centre.