Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Fire Dept News
Protecting the Community from Hunger
Firefighters canvas city in annual food bank drive
Released by Linette Vugteveen for CFD Chief Richard Ryall
Salvation Army Food Bank coordinator Don Armstrong (front left), stands with City of Chilliwack firefighters who volunteered their time to hit the streets door-knocking for food bank items Monday.
he 13th Annual Christmas Emergency Services Food Drive was an overwhelming success with over 20,000 food items and $2,300 in cash collected on Monday, December 10th.
Chilliwack firefighters from all six fire halls, along with members of Chilliwack Search and Rescue and Emergency Social Services (ESS), participated in a three hour blitz collecting, sorting, and boxing food items for the Salvation Army Food Bank. Members of the public were again generous in their support which included $1,300 in cash donations.
The Chilliwack Firefighters Charitable Society also made a donation of $1,000, for a total of $2300 going to the Salvation Army’s Food Bank.
As it was not possible to get to all households on Monday, the Chilliwack Fire Department will continue to accept food donations. Donations will be accepted until December
21st at Fire Hall #1, located at the corner of Cheam Avenue and Young Road, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Chilliwack Fire Department would like to thank the public for their support and wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season.
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