Firefighters deliver gifts for teens to Salvation Army

GREEN BAY, Wis. - After a record-setting year for its Gifts for Teens drive, the Green Bay Metro Fire Department delivered 1,250 gifts to the Salvation Army Tuesday for families in need in Brown County.

Firefighters brought the gifts to Shopko Hall in Ashwaubenon for the Salvation Army Christmas distribution event, which takes place Wednesday, December 20 and Thursday, December 21.

All of the gifts came from generous donations from the firefighters and the community. The Shopko Foundation, BayCare Clinic and Animal House Pet Clinic also contributed.

1,800 families are registered to receive assistance this year in Brown County. That includes 4,900 children, and about half are teens.

"It's incredible," said Nan Pahl with the Salvation Army. "So it gives families that sense of Christmas, and more important, the knowledge that our community really cares about those in need."

If families are still in need of gifts this Christmas, they can still visit the Salvation Army offices on Union Court in Green Bay for the emergency signup Wednesday and Thursday.


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