Everett Firefighters Collect and Distribute Food for the Needy: Annual Holiday Food Baskets Were Delivered on Monday

December 20, 2012
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From left to right are Firefighters Andrew Brennan, Captain Kenneth Shanks, Lieutenant Kevin Leary, FF Al Vautour, FF Stephen Bruce, and FF Michael O'Brien, with the Holiday Food Baskets they helped prepare and deliver to needy Everett families.

From left to right are Firefighters Andrew Brennan, Captain Kenneth Shanks, Lieutenant Kevin Leary, FF Al Vautour, FF Stephen Bruce, and FF Michael O’Brien, with the Holiday Food Baskets they helped prepare and deliver to needy Everett families.

On Monday, December 17 members of the Everett Fire Department, under the leadership and tutelage of firefighter Stephen Bruce, organized, created and delivered 100 Holiday food baskets for local Everett families. The food baskets, once filled, were available for pickup by the pre-identified families.

“We enjoy helping out the community, but especially during this holiday season,” explained Everett Firefighters Union President Craig Hardy of  IAFF Local 143. “This effort allows these families to enjoy a nice Christmas Dinner on us. We team up with Stop and Shop every year and do this wonderful thing for our needy families.”

According to Hardy, this year our local donated $1500.00 and Stop and Shop donated $1200.00 to make the effort a success.

“I cannot emphasize enough how firefighter Bruce dedicates countless hours to make this great event happen,” continued Hardy. “We’ve been doing this for a long time, but it’s because of his passion to help out the citizens of Everett, that this project is such a success.”