|Incident Date:||Jul 28, 2011 12:30|
|Date of Death:||Jul 28, 2011|
|Cause of Death:||Out of Air|
|Nature of Death:||Asphyxiation|
|Activity Type:||Search and Rescue|
|Duty Type:||On-Scene Fire|
|Fixed Property Use:||Store/Office|
A Fallen Firefighters Fund has been established to help the family of Captain Jeff Bowen, who lost his life, and for his partner Jay Bettencourt, who is currently receiving treatment at the burn center in Augusta, Georgia and for other City of Asheville firefighters injured while battling a four-alarm fire at 445 Biltmore Avenue on July 28, 2011. Mission Health System, in cooperation with the Asheville Fire Department, has created the Fallen Firefighters Fund to assist the families impacted by the July 28 fire. Mission Health System will match all contributions up to a total of $10,000. The full amount of all contributions donated will go to the families, with no administrative charges applied. The Asheville Fire Department will distribute the funds. Contributions are tax-deductible and receipts will be issued by The Foundation. When all contributions have been distributed, any donor who wishes to view the usage of the funds may contact the Foundation for a full listing of all the payments made. Anyone interested in contributing to the Fallen Firefighters Fund may do so online www.missionfoundation.org or may mail contributions to Mission Foundation, 980 Hendersonville Road, Suite C, Asheville, NC 28803. Please mark your checks "Fallen Firefighters Fund." For additional information, please contact Kelley Webb, (828) 251-4011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.