Outpouring of support for injured firefighter

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A GoFundMe page has been created to help defray expenses for firefighter Mitch Remig, who was injured during a training exercise snd is unable to work. [Courtesy of JARED REMIG]

POINT PLEASANT — In what will surely be a birthday gift to remember, close to $20,000 has been raised to support a young fire lieutenant who was injured while training and whose condition remains undiagnosed eight months after the accident.

Close to 293 people have come together to raise $19,263 for Point Pleasant resident Mitchell Remig, who turned 30 on April 24, on a GoFundMe page posted by his brother, Jared Remig.

After years of making a positive impact on his borough, Mitchell is now on the receiving end as people continue to donate money to help him pay back debt that has accumulated due to his inability to work.

“I always wanted to help people, and now when I’m in a time when I need help it’s really shown that I’m not the only one, everybody in the community is willing to help,” he said.

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