Local firefighters join school supply drive

Hutchinson News – August 4, 2017

The Hutchinson Fire Department is teaming up with the community, Target and Walmart, in an effort to get school supplies in the hands of local children as they start school.

The department initiated the campaign after learning about the growing concern on how many young children show up to school with no supplies and how many teachers buy supplies out of their own pocketbooks to give to children in their classrooms, said Hutchinson Fire Chief Steve Beer in a release.

Between now and Aug. 13, residents can drop off new school supplies or monetary donations at any of Hutchinson’s Fire Stations. All money donated will fund school supplies, Beer said.

The Fire Department will also be at Walmart from 4 to 7 p.m., Aug. 11, and at Target from noon to 4 p.m., Aug. 12, accepting supplies.

Activities on the Saturday will include fill the firetruck, dunk a deputy, face painting, and identification kits for the kids. Traveling Bowl food truck will be there serving food. The events are in conjunction with the “Ready, Set, Go! Back to School” campaign involving the Reno County Sheriff’s Department FOP Lodge #18, Hutchinson Fire Department, Communities that Care, and Crime Stoppers of Reno County.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

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