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Posted on: November 15, 2016

[ARCHIVED] DPVFD's "Gift of Christmas" campaign going on now!

The Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department recently launched their “Gift of Christmas” donation campaign around the city, and all residents are encouraged to take part.

According to DPVFD Representative John Green, drop-off donation barrels are placed in key areas throughout the city, and donations of food and toys given by residents during the campaign are later collected for community distribution.

Currently, there are drop-off barrels located at Deer Park City Hall, located at 610 E. San Augustine; the Deer Park Police Department, located at 2911 Center Street; the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce, located at 110 Center Street; and the Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department’s Station #3, located at 2211 E. X Street.  There are also barrels at area Deer Park public schools and various business locations.

The barrels will be collected between December 12 and 16.

“The donations our citizens provide will be collected for community distribution or to benefit families recommended for assistance by school nurses with DPISD," said Green, who along with his wife – Jeannie – is in his second year of chairing the event. “The items could go to between 30 and 50 families.”

In addition, through donations made by businesses and residents, the Fire Department will place an order through Wal-Mart for additional food items such as eggs, bacon, turkey, ham etc., to go along with the donated food on the day of delivery.

“We’ll fill a U-Haul truck up with food and gifts,” says Green. “This is a really good program, and we look forward to it each year.”

Green says those in need are encouraged to apply for assistance by going to Fire Station #3 and filling out an application.  He also says if businesses would like to have a collection barrel dropped off, they can call Fire Station #3 at 281-478-7281.

For more information, email John Green at john.green@dpvfd.org or call 281-478-7281.

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