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Our Old Yellow Pumper Truck is Off to Queens

The fire department will be donating a slew of donated goods to Hurricane Sandy victims in Broad Channel, Queens...all inside of a gift fire truck.

All things for a reason. When the Sleepy Hollow fire department had trouble selling off its old yellow pumper truck – recently replaced by a shiny new orange model — an opportunity to be charitable presented itself. 

The Sleepy Hollow Fire Department has forged something of a sister-village relationship with Broad Channel, Queens, one of the many oceanfront areas hit badly by Hurricane Sandy. 

The fire department has been, and continues, to collect donated goods this week at the fire house. (If no one answers there, try the police department next door.) They could use: 

nonperishable food, water, diapers, cleaning supplies, gloves, new or barely used clothes, hygiene products (for men, women & children), blankets, school supplies, etc.

On Saturday morning, volunteers will drive these goods in something of a Santa's sleigh, the old yellow pumper truck, that will go and stay in Broad Channel to help their fire department.

The Village Board approved at Tuesday night's work session this generous gift. 

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DeeplyConcernedabout T-town November 25, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Just onecorrection, the yellow engine is not the same company as the orange. That does not lessen the generosity & thought fullness of the donation.
wanda November 25, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Chief not bad writting for the class clown. Mr Blalock how does the donation of the Fire truck effect you paying more Taxes ?
Patricia November 26, 2012 at 12:18 AM
What do you base your comment on? It certainly is not facts or research. And Christmas ornaments have nothing to do with this action. You reported that you "now know why a mis-management of funds". You still don't know, do you? You are just spewing half truths.
Krista Madsen November 26, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Right, different companies, sorry if it came off differently.
Krista Madsen November 26, 2012 at 02:12 AM
Thanks John, did you take the trip on Saturday? How did it go?

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