SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Residents of Scotch Plains, members of the firefighting community, and others have responded generously to the opportunity to help the family of Rick Villafrade, who died on Sept. 18.

In just two days, the GoFundMe campaign to benefit Villafrade's family has raised more than $14,000.

Anyone wishing to donate to the GoFundMe campaign, can do so by clicking