Posted: Feb 22, 2013 3:48 PM
Updated: Feb 22, 2013 3:55 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- Counselors with the Palmer Drug Abuse Program picked up a hose and bucket to help a former Corpus Christi police officer and his wife recover from a devastating fire last month.
On January 21, a fire in Calallen destroyed two homes including the home of one time police captain Ken Starrs. His wife, Karen, was badly burned in the fire and taken to a San Antonio Hospital for treatment. She continues to recover from her injuries.
Friday, a car wash benefit was held at PDAP office on 3104 S. Alameda. Peer Support Counselor James Bulin said its a way to the thank the Starrs family for all they do for the program. All donations will go to the family and the program will continue to accept donations at the office.
A second fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, March 2 at the KC Hall in Kingsville. Chicken plates will be sold from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
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