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This time, firefighters' visit was welcomed
Best Buy collected, firefighters delivered and 15 Central Kitsap families had a brighter Thanksgiving.
Employees at the Silverdale Best Buy store rallied together bringing in food fit for a holiday feast. The fire department found the families and got the boxes to them.
Central Kitsap Fire & Rescues Lt. Frank Wilson and other union firefighters delivered the food boxes to the needy residents on Tuesday, Nov. 26.
It went really well, Wilson said after spending much of the morning making the special deliveries. Drop offs continued into the afternoon as the truck visited Seabeck, Chico, and SIlverdale.
Engine 56 rumbled up to the homes so the children could get an up close look at the truck.
During their visits firefighters chatted with the residents and checked and or replaced smoke detectors. Kids also got a goodie bag filled with safety material.
This is the first year for the Thanksgiving run. Families were chosen by CKFR chaplains.
Battalion Chief Gary Eddings, who oversees the chaplain program said the families identities are being kept as confidential as possible.
I think everybody recognizes most people go through times in their lives when they need a boost, Eddings said.
We try to help out where we can, he said.
Wilson said firefighters plan to adopt two families for Christmas and provide everything including gifts they need for the holiday.