Since 1983, Lakewood fire fighters have assisted more than 1,700 children and their families with nearly $187,000 in donations.
“We obtain the names needy families with the assistance of Clover Park School District,” noted Layne Bladow, Christmas Project Coordinator for Lakewood Fire. “Lakewood K-Mart supports our program by providing special checkout lines and gives our program an overall discount. We hope to raise and spend $12,000-$13,000 this year alone.” It should be noted that the funds come from the fire fighters themselves. Most of it the salary deferral into the Christmas program fund.
In addition to the shopping spree (click here for more pictures), fire fighters will be wrapping all the presents on Wednesday, December 13 and then Santa will begin delivery on December 21, on a fire engine, of course.