Anyone that has ever had their home destroyed by fire knows how devastating it is. In many cases, people don’t know what to do or where to go for help. There’s a non-profit organization that helps those victims in Saratoga County called After The Fire, Inc. Everyone in the organization volunteers their time to help the victims with things like getting a place to spend the night, emotional support, information and referrals to many resources, contacting the Red Cross and many others. The members of After The Fire, Inc. are always ready to help when they get a call about a fire - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Every fire department in Saratoga County knows about After The Fire, Inc., and will contact them for the victims.

After The Fire, Inc. has meetings on the fourth Tuesday of every month, which fire victims can participate in. Those meetings will welcome anyone that would like to find out more about the organization. The schedule and location of the meetings is listed on their website. There’s also a phone number that you can call for information - 518-435-4571.

After The Fire, Inc. also has fundraisers. They have one coming up at Pilates For A Purpose at 18 Division Street in Saratoga Springs, on June 13 at 11:00 a.m.

Kathy Hedgeman and Bro. Lou Roberts (Photo by Flounder/WGNA)

I had the pleasure of talking with Kathy Hedgeman, the Vice President of After The Fire, Inc. She’s my guest on our public affairs show Capital Region Sunday. You can hear our conversation and find out more about After The Fire, Inc. on Capital Region Sunday, which airs on Sunday (May 17) between 6:00 a.m. and 6:10 a.m. on 107.7 WGNA.