I just received a forwarded email from a good neighbor, and I thought I would post it on the blog. There are literally hundreds of firefighters nearby who are keeping our local fires under control. So many of these brave people are volunteers, and many of them are from other states and U.S. territories. If you would like to help with any of their needs, please see below. I’m sure they will appreciate any of these items. This would be a great project for a scout troop or a neighborhood group or civic club. Let’s show our support and appreciation. Where would we be without the firefighters?
FIREFIGHTERS NEED SOME ITEMS, PLEASE HELPFiled Fri, Sep 9, 2011 by Scott EngleFire and EMS, Local / Area News, WILDFIRE UPDATES, WILDFIRESI just received information from Incident Command that they do not want anymore fruit or baked goods or any kind of perishable items.First of all, I would like to thank everyone for their generosity. Here is a list of items that the firefighters are in need of:1. Dust masks2. Dry sunscreen spray3. Eye Wash or Eye Drops4. Gatorade5. Individual packaged non-perishable food items such as: granola bars, energy bars, Beef Jerky, cookies, cheese or peanut butter crackers. They really want Beef Jerky6. Baby wipes7. T-shirts (variety of sizes)8. Crew Socks9. 55 Gallon Garbage Bags10. Tylenol/Aspirin/Ibuprofen11. XL work gloves12. Nose Spray13. Toilet Paper14. Paper Towels, napkins, To Go Boxes, cups, plastic utensils15. Energy Drinks16. Boxers – Not Boxer Briefs17. Band Aids18. Safety Glasses19. Bandanas20. gum or cough drops21. And most of all manpower to assist us in organizing the donations that have been pouring in….Please deliver all items to Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department located at 18215 Buddy Riley Blvd, Magnolia, TX 77354 between the hours of 9 am – 9 pm. Please do not deliver to the command post.Regards,Rhonda ReinholzMagnolia Volunteer Fire Department, Office ManagerPO Box 1210Magnolia, TX 77353