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Firefighters join annual toy campaign

Laclede County Fire Chiefs Association hopes to help 300 local kids this Christmas

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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2012 11:21 am | Updated: 11:27 am, Mon Dec 10, 2012.

Firefighters are among the first to heed the call for help in a community, and firefighters in Laclede County have undertaken a new call of duty — putting toys in the hands of children in need at Christmas.

The Laclede County Fire Chiefs Association has joined forces with the United States Marine Corps Reserves for the annual Toys For Tots program, which supplies toys to children who might not have a joyful Christmas without a little help from others.

Lebanon Fire Department Chief Sam Schneider said there have been about 300 requests for assistance from local families.

“We are trying to make sure that every child in Laclede County receives a couple of toys on Christmas,” he said, adding that there are numerous collection points in the Lebanon area. “All of the large Toys for Tots boxes are very recognizable.”

The organizations will be collecting age-approprate toys for children up to the age of 16.

For the complete article, see today's edition of The Daily Record.

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