People often wonder what firefighters do when they aren’t out on a call. This time of year, you can find them busily selecting, buying, and wrapping presents to give back to those in need in the community.
On Wednesday, the Centre Fire Department donated two pallets of various items to the Family Care Center for families in need, these items were left over and from a recent donation drive for victims affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. As Centre Fire Chief Will Gardner explains the donation efforts were so great that the supplies far exceeded the room to store. So Chief Gardner decided to do the next best thing and donate them to a local organization that assists local residents –
Chief Gardner said that the top priority of his department is giving back to the community as much as possible during times of disaster –
Terri Stinson who works with the Family Care Centre explained a little about how the operation works –
The Family Care Center is a nonprofit 501C3 mission driven organization founded to help those in need, to offer hope, and to bring common-unity.
At the Family Care Center our goal is to unite volunteers, church leaders, community leaders and their respective congregations to service and help those in need. Drawing from Cherokee and Etowah Counties’ strong business and civic involvement, we are working to mobilize volunteers directed towards grassroots community involvement. We want to bring the community together through hope, relationships, and common-unity.