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Prichard Fire and Rescue accepting donations for Angel Tree toy drive

Persons who would like to drop off new unwrapped toys may make donations until Dec. 18.

The Prichard Fire-Rescue Department announced this week that they are accepting toys for their annual angel tree toy drive.

“On behalf of the staff in the City of Prichard Fire-Rescue Department, allow me to humbly thank you for your extension of kindness and generous donations for our department Angel Tree,” said interim Prichard Fire-Rescue Chief David Hale Sr. “Thanks to you with your generosity, we can donate toys to 50 families. This further assist our mission and goals in bettering the community and the lives of the children in the community, especially during this holiday season.”

“The City of Prichard Fire-Rescue Department is comprised of community serving and dedicated firefighters, who are highly capable and proud of their profession, working diligently to achieve the highest levels of preparedness, prevention, quality service, and community involvement/service,” Hale said. “I am immensely proud of our firefighters and honored of their committed involvement in the City of Prichard Fire – Rescue Department Angel Tree. It means the world to us to put a smile on the faces of the children in our community that we serve. Thank you for your kindness, generosity, time, and effort that you all have put into making the City of Prichard Angel Tree such a huge success.”

The registration for children in need begins on Nov. 16, 2020, and last until Nov. 30, 2020. All applications are available at Central Fire Station.

Persons who would like to drop off new unwrapped toys may make donations from Nov. 16 until Dec. 18. The drop off locations are as follows: Prichard Central Fire Station or Central Fire Station Highpoint Fire Station.

“The Prichard Fire-Rescue Department does so much to help our community,” said Prichard Mayor Jimmie Gardner. “This team is determined to make at least 50 Christmases even brighter. Donations of new, unwrapped toys are being accepted at the Central Fire Station and the Highpoint Fire Station until December 18th – but THE SOONER THE BETTER for planning purposes.”

“Prichard Fire – Rescue Department has teamed up with some generous merchants in Mobile County to help spread some joy this holiday season to 50 residents in the City of Prichard,” the Prichard Fire-Rescue Department announced. “Our mission is to provide hope to those who need it the most this holiday season.”

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Numerous fire departments around the state have similar Christmas toy drives. You can contact your local fire department to see if they also have a toy drive if you would like to participate. Many churches also do events such as these so even Alabama’s poorest children have a joyous Christmas experience.

The need is probably greater this year due to the layoffs and economic upheavals caused by the coronavirus shutdowns and supply chain disruptions.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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