THANK YOU!!! to our most generous community...
By SLVFD News Room
November 26, 2017

Saranac Lake showed up big time!!! The holiday helpers toy drive was so successful it took 3 trucks to move all the presents from the fire house to North Star Industries where the "Holiday Helpers" will sort, organize and distribute the gifts. When you remove cots and equipment from rescue trucks, what is left is basically a big box truck. When we were done, your generous donations filled to overflowing SLVFD's heavy rescue 147, SLVRS's rescue 549, and a members personal pick up truck. To say the scene was "moving" would be an understatement.

Patti Ploof and Dawn Rogers, Co-Chairs of the Holiday Helper organization were on hand throughout the event. Patti said "Once again the community has come together to ensure 203 children from 96 families will have a very merry Christmas indeed. From the littlest elves to the adult groups - it's so great to see everyone bringing in toys to help a child in need. We are forever grateful to the SLVFD for hosting this toy drive. What an amazing group - not only for making us feel so welcome and feeding us (Thanks Eva Stinson), but all the lifting and moving of the toys from the firehouse to our distribution site. Holiday Helpers only exists because of our community's generosity!"

While the SLVFD hosted the drop off location for the event, so many first responder organizations, groups, and individual community members contributed so much, We at the SLVFD can only say "Wow" and "Thank You" "We live in and serve a very special community".

Please enjoy the photo's taken throughout the day.