AFD joins Toys for Tots campaign
Updated On: Nov 29 2013 01:47:32 PM CST
For the first time, the Allentown Fire Department is participating in the U.S. Marine Corps' annual Toys for Tots campaign.
New toys still in their original packaging can be donated at all five city fire stations to help needy kids have a merrier Christmas.
Toys will be accepted until 10 a.m. Dec. 20 at the stations.
* Central at W. Chew and N. Hall streets.
* Fearless at W. Susquehanna and S. Second streets.
* Hibernia at Tilghman Street and Ridge Avenue.
* Mack South at Lehigh and Vultee streets
* West End at N. 22nd and Turner streets.
Two city firefighters recommended the fire department join the Toys for Tots campaign and Fire Chief Robert Scheirer agree with their suggestion, explained city fire department spokesman John Christopher.
Those firefighters were Chad Ege, who served in the Marines, and Keith Pierce, who is a lieutenant colonel in the Marine Reserves.
State police to ambush suspect: 'We are coming for you'
Ambush suspect ID'd, considered armed, 'extremely dangerous'
School district cancels classes in area of search for ambush suspect
State police looking for man with rifle
Police, family search for missing Northampton teen
Anchor announces on-air he has 6 months to live
Police respond to reports of alleged cop killer near ESU's campus
Teacher accused of having sex with 14-year-old student
Woman commits suicide by jumping into crocodile pit
Enterovirus cases confirmed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey