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Fire District shines during holidays

Thanks to generous donations of gifts and money over the past six weeks, the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire and Ambulance Association was able to provide Christmas gifts to 150 children. Gifts were available to children age newborn to seniors in high school of low-income families who live within the Sisters or Black Butte School Districts.

Gifts were distributed to families on Saturday, December 17, along with gift certificates for food from Sisters Kiwanis Club. Pet food and gifts from Furry Friends Foundation were distributed separately. Total families served this year for all three programs was 128.

On Christmas Day, the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District and the Sisters-Camp Sherman Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Association volunteers and staff prepared and served a traditional Christmas Dinner for the community at the Fire Station Community Hall.

More than 95 people attended the dinner and an additional 60 meals were packaged to-go. Staff and volunteers also delivered 20 dinners to the Tapia family, who suffered a tragic loss on December 23 when Maria Tapia was killed in a car accident on Highway 20 (see related story at right). The Association decided to donate this year’s Christmas Dinner donations to the family of Maria Tapia. Donations were double what the Association normally receives, and $1,154 was donated to assist the family.

The District reported a great turnout of volunteers, who helped cook, serve, and clean after the event.

For more information contact the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District at 541-549-0771.


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