EFR collects big haul for holidays

More than 300 totes and two rolling bins of toys and clothing, and more than 15,000 pounds of food.

  • Tuesday, January 8, 2019 6:30am
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On Dec. 20, Eastside Fire and Rescue wrapped up a holiday season toy, food and clothing drive.

The drive directly benefitted Hopelink, the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank and the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank.

Through donations from local businesses and the community, EF&R collected more than 300 totes and two rolling bins full of toys and clothing, and more than 15,000 pounds of nonperishable food. Separately, more than 1,500 individual toys were donated by the community during the Reindeer Engine drives throughout the neighborhoods.

Along with the toys and food donations, EF&R received more than $2,000 in cash. That money was donated to assist local families during the holiday season.

“These programs are only successful due to the support of the community. EF&R would like to thank everyone for their donations,” the fire and rescue agency wrote in a press release.

The Reindeer Engine is scheduled return in 2019.

For more information, go online to www.eastsidefire-rescue.org.

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