Fire Companies Help Local Families with ‘Holiday Sharing’ Program
From Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman Lt. Keith Swindle:
As part of County Executive Laura Neuman’s efforts to support those in need, she along with Fire Chief Michael Cox and members of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department participated in the Department of Social Services annual “Holiday Sharing” Program. Two major organizations (Arundel County Volunteer Firefighters Association and Anne Arundel County Professional Firefighters Local 1563) also banned together to support families in need during the holidays.
County Executive Neuman and Fire Chief Cox along with members of the Fire Union and Volunteer Firefighters Association delivered food, clothing and toys to 36 members of families in Severn, Brooklyn Park Pasadena and Edgewater this past Saturday. In addition, Chief Cox and departmental personnel are participating in this year’s ABC2’s Kindertime Toy Drive.
For 15 years, the toy drive, which takes place this evening, incorporates several Fire and Police Department agencies in the delivery of donated gifts to children in the Baltimore area.
In all, more than 20 families including 86 children were adopted by various fire stations throughout the County. Families received clothing, toys for the children and a basket of food. Additional trips will commence from other fire stations around the County in the upcoming week to ensure that all items have been delivered.
Fire Chief Cox, along with his team, would like to thank all of the members and organizations who donated gifts this year. He also extends his appreciation to the Fire Union and Volunteers for their teamwork and cooperation in this undertaking.
On behalf of all the members of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, we wish everyone a joyous and fire safe holiday season.