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Support the families of FF Acabou & FF Brooks

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The Newark Firefighters Union mourns the loss of our brothers Augusto (Augie) Acabou and Wayne (Bear) Brooks Jr., who bravely dedicated their lives to keeping the people of Newark safe.
We come together today to support the Acabou and Brooks families in their time of profound grief. Augie and Bear served the city with bravery, courage, and honor. As a community, we can rally around their families, offer our support, and alleviate some of the financial burdens they face.
That is why the Newark Firefighters Union has established this GoFundMe campaign to raise funds directly benefiting the Acabou and Brooks families. All donations will be split equally, 50/50, between the two families. This is the only fundraising campaign connected to the family.
Please join us in supporting our brothers’ families. Together, we can honor the memory of our brave firefighters and offer a tangible expression of our thanks to their loved ones. No contribution is too small.
Thank you for your support.


  • John Agoston
    • $200 
    • 1 yr
  • Nicholas Rizzitello
    • $100 
    • 1 yr
  • Dominick Fanuele
    • $200 
    • 1 yr
  • Jerry Saint Jean
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • Susan Schwei
    • $50 
    • 1 yr

Organizer and beneficiary

Eddie Boa Paulo
Newark, NJ
Miguel Acabou

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