VRFA firefighters collect toys for needy families in Algona, Auburn and Pacific

Valley Regional Fire Authority firefighters and Auburn Food Bank employees are teaming up to provide toys for needy children this holiday season.

Look for VRFA staff donating time on evenings and weekends to collect toys and cash at: the Auburn Fred Meyer, 801 Auburn Way N.; South Auburn Albertsons, 4010 A St. SE; and Lakeland Hills Top Foods, 1406 Lake Tapps Parkway E.

Toy barrels will be staffed through Dec. 13.

Donations also can be dropped off at the following locations:

• Auburn Fire Station 31, 1101 D St. NE

• South Auburn Fire Station 32,t 1951 R St. SE.

• Lakeland Hills Fire Station 33, 500 182nd Ave E

• Lea Hill Fire Station 34, 31290 124th Ave. SE

• Pacific Fire Station 38, 133 3rd Ave. SE.

Families in need of assistance from the Toys for Kids program should register with the Auburn Food Bank (253-804-5696).

Toys will be distributed only to those pre-registered with the food bank at Auburn High School on Dec. 15. Toys will not be distributed at any of the VRFA fire stations.

Firefighters Union Local 1352 has conducted community toy drives since 1986. One-hundred percent of the donations stay within the communities of Auburn, Algona and Pacific.

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