The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation will begin it’s 14th annual “Fill the Fire Truck Toy Drive” on Sat., Dec. 3, collecting toys at select Wal-Mart locations across the valley throughout the holiday season, every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 18.
Firefighters and volunteers will be collecting new, unwrapped toys and gift cards at the following locations on Saturdays and Sundays (Dec. 3 & 4, 10 &11 and 17 & 18) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at any local fire station, as well as any of the six designated Wal-Mart locations:
- 7200 Arroyo Cross Pkwy, located off of S. Rainbow Rd. and I-215
- 8060 W. Tropical Pkwy, located off of Centennial Pkwy and Highway 95
- 6464 N. Decatur Blvd., located at North I-215
- 4350 N. Nellis Rd., located at Craig Rd.
- 540 Marks St., located at Sunset Rd.
- 4505 W. Charleston Blvd, located at Decatur Rd.
Local fire departments are joining together to supply volunteers and fire trucks to help make this year’s Toy Drive a success. Many local companies have also partnered with Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation to sponsor this year’s toy drive. Local sponsors showing their support through private toy and monetary donations include: Wal-Mart, Storage One, Firehouse Subs, Nevada Legal News and more.
Several community service programs and organizations have partnered with Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation to distribute toys to families in need including: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, Holiday Ministries, Project 150, East Valley Family Services and more than 10 Title-1 elementary schools across the valley.
The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide assistance to burn victims and their families, assist in catastrophic events as a resource to the community, and to further educate the community of fire and life safety. The foundation consists of Las Vegas valley firefighters from Clark County Fire Department, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, North Las Vegas Fire Department, Nellis Fire Department and Henderson Fire Department. The Burn Foundation has raised more than $1,150,000 for the Southern Nevada community since 2003 and has helped over six-dozen Las Vegas valley families, totaling more than 40,000 benefiting residents in just the past two years. For more information on the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation, visit www.theburnfoundation.org.