The Renton Firefighters Union will continue its longstanding holiday food drive tradition for a 25th year. Despite a decrease in donations over the last few seasons, the Union decided to continue its program.
Last year the Union collected one thousand pounds of food, which they delivered to the Renton Salvation Army via the Firefighters Union Antique, 1940s-era fire engine. In addition to the food donation, Renton Firefighters presented a check for $1,000 to the Renton Rotary Salvation Army Food Bank.
How you can help:
WHAT: Members of the Renton Firefighters Local 864 will be collecting non-perishable food items at all their fire stations for the Renton Salvation Army Food Bank. Members of the Renton Firefighters Union encourage Renton citizens to drop off food at any of Renton's six fire stations.
WHEN: Now until December 17, 2012
WHERE: All Renton Fire Stations:
- 211 Mill Ave S
- 1209 Kirkland Ave NE
- 18002 108th Ave SE
- 1900 Lind Ave SW
- 12923 156th Ave SE
- 14810 Petrovitsky Rd SE
WHY: The Renton Firefighters Union participates with many local charities to help the members of the community. This is the 25th year that the firefighters union has been collecting food for the Renton Salvation Army Food Bank. The members of the Renton Firefighters Union take great pride in giving back to the community in which they serve and feel that no family should go hungry, especially during the holiday season.