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Community Food and Toy Drive says thank you | Letters

On behalf of all of us that organize and oversee this project, I want to thank everyone that makes this event possible. Once again this year we have delivered food and toys to 130 families and provided many truckloads of toys to other local programs to help those in need in the area.

We would like to thank these groups for the financial support they provide: South King Firefighters Foundation, Kiwanis Club of Greater Federal Way, Scoreboard Pub, Kiwanis Club of Federal Way, Federal Way Lions, H-Mart, Wal-Mart, Winco Food, Poverty Bay Coffee, Red Robin Restaurant, Decatur High School students, Longview Fiber, Des Moines Elementary, Federal Way Advancing Leadership and all of the individuals that donate to this great program.

We also want to thank South King Fire and Rescue for providing space to host this event. The Key Clubs at Federal Way and Thomas Jefferson high schools provide a lot of young labor to get the work done. The Kiwanis and Lions club members have been the backbone of our volunteer program for many years. Thanks to all of the South King firefighters that take in all the donations and help get them all to a central location. Thanks to all of the public school counselors that help us find these families in need, along with many small groups that help get all of the work done.

We want to thank the thousands of citizens that have dropped off toys at our local fire stations. Because of the donations you provide, we are also able to help other local programs and families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Finally, I want to thank Donna Conner, Ed Coutts and Roger Hershey for all of the work they not only have done this year, but the many years before this.

This is a great program that keeps improving every year. I look forward to working with all of you again next year.

Captain Kevin Crossen, South King Fire and Rescue



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