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Press Contact: Dory Ehrlich, Fire Department, (510) 981-5506


Berkeley, California (Tuesday, November 20, 2007) - Berkeley Fire Department and Berkeley Fire Fighters Association are working together this holiday season to sponsor toy and food drives for Berkeley residents.

The toy drive, for new, unwrapped toys, is co-hosted by the Berkeley Police Department. Barrels for toys are available at all Berkeley fire stations and the Public Safety Building at 2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Toys will be accepted through December 24.

The Berkeley Fire Department, Berkeley Fire Fighters Association and the Berkeley Lions Club are sponsoring a holiday food drive for needy seniors and other needy families in Berkeley. Food donations (such as cereals, canned meats, beans, peanut butter, tuna, hearty soups, pasta, fruit juices, rice and vegetables) are gratefully accepted through December 24. Food barrels are available at all Berkeley fire stations and the Public Safety Building. Call DionWilliams at Station 5, 981-5550, or John Tarascio at Station 2, 981-5520, for more information.

To find your nearest fire station, or for more information, call 510-981-5506. Happy holidays from the Berkeley Fire Department!


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