FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Professional Fire Fighters Association only got one nomination for their annual Christmas Drop donation, but the deserving family was nominated a handful of times by different people.
Brent Morgan, firefighter, as well as three Huskies players, arrived to do the Christmas Drop for Sarah Russ and her son.
The pair are both burn survivors who lost their family in a house fire.
According to a post on Facebook, the BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund has been “an amazing resource to this family.”
The Fort St. John Fire Fighters Charitable Society provides support for local families, especially those facing the high cost of travelling outside the community to receive medical treatment. It also provides support to burn survivors through education and recovery with the B.C. Fire Fighters Burn Foundation.
“Our charitable efforts are entirely volunteer-based with our membership donating countless man-hours each year. Not only do we support our own charity, often we come alongside other community groups to help them reach their goals,” reads the description of the charity.
“Choosing a career in the fire service means choosing a lifestyle of community service, both on and off the job. We are proud to be able to carry on the time-honoured tradition of supporting our community in this great city we call home.”
To make a donation or to find out more about the Charitable Society, visit the Canada Helps website.