Since 2018 St. Johns Fire District Firefighters have been visiting families in need just in time for the holidays. In conjunction with the county school system, each elementary school selects five families (up from the original three families) that they believe are most in need of our holiday services including monetary donations, meals, necessary essentials, and toys. After the families are selected, I personally meet with the families and have them fill out a “wish” list. Through the community, these wish lists are fulfilled (the community has always been very responsive). Family requests have increasingly included monetary donations, along with toys. Please consider giving monetary donations this year. Working closely with the schools, I’ve realized how much some families rely on their schools for meals and snacks. I would like to continue this tradition, but monetary donations for “Stuff a Truck” have substantially declined over the past year. All donations go to our local elementary school families – Mt. Zion, Angel Oak (Johns Island) and Frierson (Wadmalaw). Thank you.
-Submitted by Deputy Fire Marshall, Stephen Mantie
(Image credit: St Johns Fire District)