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Firefighters grateful for food drive support

The Boulder City Fire Department would like to offer special thanks to all who helped with donations during the annual holiday food drive this year.

Firefighters from Boulder City Fire Department have spent their past four weekends volunteering their time to help raise donations for the Boulder City food pantry. Firefighters helped promote the donations at Vons and Albertsons grocery stores, inviting customers to help by donating canned and dry goods.

The pantry offers many wonderful services to Boulder City’s residents, reaching above and beyond the needs of providing food for hungry families. The pantry’s volunteers offer a listening ear and different valuable resources to help individuals and families in need.

Every year during the holiday season the shelves of locals in need seem to be as bare as Old Mother Hubbard’s. The firefighters in Boulder City, many of whom live in this great town, try to fill the pantry’s shelves.

The annual holiday food drive would be impossible without the generosity and kindness of the people donating food and money. This year, Boulder City residents raised thousands of pounds of dry, nonperishable foods and canned goods, and took in more than $1,200 in donations during the past month.

On behalf of the fire department and the Boulder City pantry, we thank you all for your donations; without your help none of this would be possible. The sense of community and the desire to help your neighbor makes Boulder City a gem in the desert.

Thank you again for all that you do in helping keep Boulder City the amazing little town that it is.

If you missed your opportunity to donate, or you would like more information on how you can help make a positive impact in the community by volunteering or donating, call me at the firehouse at 702-293-9228.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

Brian Shea is a Boulder city paramedic/firefighter.

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