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Abington Fire Co. Donates Two Trucks’ Worth to Charity

The fire company worked with the Cradles to Crayons charity.

Abington Fire Co. firefighter Robert Woodard, firefighter Michael Rubin and Lt. Bob Woodard stand with some donations to Cradles to Crayons on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Jan. 20. Credit: Abington Fire Co.
Abington Fire Co. firefighter Robert Woodard, firefighter Michael Rubin and Lt. Bob Woodard stand with some donations to Cradles to Crayons on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Jan. 20. Credit: Abington Fire Co.


As part of its Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, the Abington Fire Co. collected items to be donated to Cradles to Crayons, a charity that helps impoverished children.

While the fire company doesn’t have an exact measurement for how much it collected, it was enough to fill two trucks for delivery to the Cradles to Crayons’ West Conshohocken warehouse. Donations included boxes of diapers, bags of children’s clothing, toys, and baby supplies.

“We collected more than we thought,” Abington Fire Co. Lt. Bob Woodard said in a press release. “Our community really came together and surprised us with their generosity. Cradles to Crayons couldn’t even believe how much we collected.”

All the items collected by the fire company were transported to the Cradles to Crayons warehouse, where they will be packaged by volunteers, and then distributed to impoverished and homeless children throughout the state.

“We were more than happy to help,” organizer and Abington firefighter Kurt Dorn said. “This was a great opportunity to bring the community together and help Pennsylvania children in need.”

 

Concerned Citizen January 23, 2014 at 08:06 AM
Great job and great story. Thanks guys and to all who contributed.
John Spiegelman January 23, 2014 at 08:39 PM
VERY proud of the Abington Fire Company (with a special shoutout to Kurt Dorn!) for making this happen. And, as always, our incredibly generous community came through in a HUGE way. AWESOME!
Pamela Vasserman January 25, 2014 at 02:08 PM
Thank you Abington Fire Company! Always thinking of others.

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