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Firefighters fundraise to help feed families in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Firefighters for Families will be at several shopping centres on Dec. 9
Members of the Pitt Meadows Fire and Rescue Service and Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue teams will be stationed all throughout the two communities on Saturday, Dec. 9, as part of the Firefighters for Families fundraising campaign. (Special to The News)

Local firefighters will be out in full force on Saturday to help collect money and food donations for families in need this holiday season.

The return of the Firefighters for Families campaign will take place on Dec. 9 this year, and features members of both the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows fire departments visiting various locations to do a bit of fundraising.

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In Maple Ridge, the following locations will have fundraising firefighters:

• Save-On Foods (23981 Dewdney Trunk Rd.)

• Save-On Foods (22703 Lougheed Hwy.)

• Save-On Foods (20395 Lougheed Hwy.)

• FreshCo (20201 Lougheed Hwy.)

• Canadian Tire (11969 200th St.)

Pitt Meadows will include the following locations:

• Real Canadian Superstore (19800 Lougheed Hwy.)

• BCLIQUOR Meadowtown (19800 Lougheed Hwy.)

• Tim Hortons (19800 Lougheed Hwy.)

• Save-On Foods (19150 Lougheed Hwy.)

• Shoppers Drug Mart (19150 Lougheed Hwy.)

• Starbucks (19184 Lougheed Hwy.)

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All of the non-perishable food donations will go to the Friends in Need Food Bank, with all new toys going to the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society. All cash donations are split between the two organizations.

As well, members of Ridge Meadows RCMP also being on-site at some locations for the Cram the Cruiser event, which will be accepting new unwrapped toys for the hamper society.

Firefighters for Families will take place on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Brandon Tucker

About the Author: Brandon Tucker

I have been a journalist since 2013, with much of my career spent covering sports and entertainment stories in Alberta.
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