Back in December, Sean had a story about a couple of Albany area people that are combat vets in the National Guard.

Jake and Jill Montesano from Delanson lost everything, including two dogs, in a fire that destroyed their house on December 19, 2013.

Her sister, Christine, made a dedication for them on Cryin’, Lovin’ Or Leavin’. Jill was still deployed, and our friends from the Red Cross helped Jill get home sooner than she was scheduled to, because of this tragedy.

There was also an online fundraiser set up for them at

Now, I’ll be helping them out. I’ll be at a benefit fundraiser for Jake and Jill on Sunday, January 19 starting at 2:00 p.m. It will be at The Hofbrau, 141 Warners Lake Road, in East Berne. There will be music, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and more. There's also some information on our events page.

This should be a lot of fun and all for a great cause. This is your chance to help out two people that serve our country.