BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Bruins are helping raise money for the family of fallen Worcester Fire Lt. Jason Menard. The team said their 50/50 raffle at Saturday night’s game will help support the family.

Menard is being hailed as a hero for saving his fellow firefighters before he was trapped and killed on Wednesday.

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The community is coming together to help emotionally and financially support Menard’s wife and three children. A New York-based organization devoted to helping the families of fallen officers and firefighters has donated $100,000 and hopes to have enough money to pay off the family’s mortgage by Christmas.

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Donations can also be made through the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts website.

Checks made payable to “PFFM Foundation c/o The Menard Children’s Fund” can also be mailed to:
Worcester Fire Department Credit Union
34 Glennie St.
Worcester, MA 01605

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The Bruins play the Capitals at 7 p.m.