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Eastside Fire and Rescue needs more donations for holiday drive

The first responders’ annual Holiday Food and Toy Drive has faced changes due to COVID-19

  • Friday, December 11, 2020 1:05pm
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Eastside Fire and Rescue says it’s behind on donations for the annual Food and Toy Drive, and our hoping to receive more community support before the drive ends.

The Holiday Food and Toy Drive, which benefits Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank, Hopelink and Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank, is hoping to match last year’s total contributions of $80,000. They released a lighthearted video on the drive earlier this year to gather some attention to the drive.

Due COVID-19 precautions, this year EFR is asking for financial contributions, which can be made at their website and through a special Holiday Light drive-thru, 5 to 8 p.m. until Dec. 24 at Fire Station 83 at 3425 Issaquah Pine Lake Road SE in Sammamish.

The station and landscape are decorated in lights, includes a “Reindeer Engine” on display and holiday music for the drive-thru. Throughout the grounds are also QR codes that visitors can scan to make financial donations to the drive. There is also a contactless drop off trailer for new unwrapped toys, clothes and nonperishable food items.

EFR also offers socially-distanced Santa Claus photos Fridays and Saturdays. The next event is Friday, Dec. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Fire Station 83.

More information is available here.

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