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Kick Off 9th Annual “Fill the Fire Truck Toy Drive” at Select Wal-Mart Locations

November 24, 2010 by  

The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation will kick off its 9th annual Fill the Fire Truck Toy Drive on Friday, Nov. 26 from 4 a.m. to 12 p.m. The seasonal toy drive will take place at select Wal-Mart locations across the valley throughout the holiday season, every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 19.

Firefighters and volunteers will be collecting new, unwrapped toys and gift cards at the following locations on Friday, Nov. 26 from 4 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • 7200 Arroyo Cross Pkwy, located off of S. Rainbow Rd. and I-215
  • 8060 West Tropical Pkwy, located off of Centennial Pkwy and Highway 95
  • 6464 N. Decatur Blvd., located at North I-215
  • 4350 N. Nellis Rd., located at Craig Rd.
  • 540 Marks St., located at Sunset Rd.

Throughout the rest of November and December, firefighters will be collecting toys on Saturdays and Sundays (Nov. 26-27, Dec. 4-5, 11-12 and 18-19) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at any of the five designated Wal-Mart locations:

  • 7200 Arroyo Cross Pkwy, located off of S. Rainbow Rd. and I-215
  • 8060 West Tropical Pkwy, located off of Centennial Pkwy and Highway 95
  • 6464 N. Decatur Blvd., located at North I-215
  • 4350 N. Nellis Rd., located at Craig Rd.
  • 540 Marks St., located at Sunset Rd.

In 2009, the “Fill the Fire Truck” Toy Drive provided toys to more than 20,000 children of low-income families throughout Southern Nevada. This year, the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation hopes to provide toys for 24,000 children.

Local fire departments are joining together to supply volunteers and fire trucks to help make this year’s Toy Drive a success. Many local companies have also partnered with Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation to sponsor this year’s toy drive. Local sponsors including: Wal-Mart, Storage One, Old Republic Title Holding Company and Beasley Broadcasting have shown their support through private toy and monetary donations. All local fire departments are supplying volunteers and trucks.

Several community service programs and organizations have partnered with Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation to distribute toys to families in need. The following organizations have provided the Burn Foundation with a list of families and their needs for this holiday season: Las Vegas Urban League, Hemophilia Foundation, Clark County Social Services, Family Resource Centers, Family to Family Connection programs, Las Vegas Boys & Girls Club and the Salvation Army, along with several low-income elementary schools and local churches.

The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation, a non-profit organization guided by valley firefighters from Clark County Fire Department, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, North Las Vegas Fire Department, Nellis Fire Department and Henderson Fire Department, is a charitable organization that reaches out to the Southern Nevada community, as well as the local Red Cross chapter, during catastrophic situations and lends a hand in areas where other organizations are unable to help. The organization provides assistance for sick or injured children through financial aid, clothing and furniture donations. More than 40,000 Las Vegas Valley residents have benefited from the Burn Foundation in the past two years and the organization has raised more than $1,150,000 for the Southern Nevada community since 2003.

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