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Apple Valley Firefighters to hold Fill the Boot Dec. 21

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( ‘Tis the season of giving, and that’s what the Apple Valley Firefighters are hoping to do this holiday season with two events, and the community’s support.

On Saturday, December 21st, the Apple Valley Fire Department will be holding a Fill the Boot event at the corner of Bear Valley and Reata Road from 8 am to 5 pm.

This event will raise money for blood cancer research and patient services through the Seattle Stair climb, as well as the Apple Valley Firefighter Foundation.

The Apple Valley Firefighter Foundation is a newly established nonprofit organization that gives back to our community.

The Foundation focuses on the youth of our community, help your Firefighters help the kids. Another way your Apple Valley Firefighter’s give back to our community.

Additionally, the Apple Valley Fire Protection District, and Southern California firefighters are celebrating the 27th year of the Spark of Love Toy Drive!  

You can help Apple Valley Firefighters make a difference in a child’s life during the holidays by dropping off a new, unwrapped toy or sports equipment at any of your Apple Valley fire stations.

“Your Firefighters will collect the gifts and distribute them to underserved children in our community. Donations of any size make a difference,” the department stated.

Firefighters and Marines will be joining together to collect and distribute new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for underserved children and teens in  San Bernardino county. 

Over the past 27 years, the Spark of Love Toy Drive has successfully collected and distributed more than nine million toys.

“Our goal is to exceed last year’s collection of over 500,000 toys. The 2019 Spark of Love Toy Drive will run from Monday, November 6th through Tuesday, December 23rd. We will be collecting toys at all 5 fire stations in Apple Valley,” the Department wrote on their website.

Click here for a complete list of stations.

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