Thursday, December 21, 2006

Suisun fire department gives gifts to the needy

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By Daily Republic staff

SUISUN CITY - For about 50 years the Suisun City Fire Department has been handing out gifts to needy children in Suisun City.

This year is no exception.

About 45 families Wednesday night received a surprise visit from the firefighter volunteers bearing two to three toys for each child.

About 6 p.m. volunteers gathered at the fire department on Pintail Drive. Toys were loaded on to the fire trucks and they dispersed to various parts of the city to hand out toys to unsuspecting families, who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford gifts for their children.

The toys were collected at various functions and were donated by the community, as well as local businesses and the volunteer fire department members. The names of needy families were collected from local schools and gifts were matched with the sex and age of each child.

"It's a fun night," Suisun City fire Chief Mike O'Brien said

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