Building upon a long tradition of service to the community, the Fullerton Fire Department is about to initiate a new program called "Firefighting Homelessness."
Starting July 1, the Fire Department will begin collecting supplies for homeless men, women, and children. Each Fire Station will place a barrel on the property, allowing residents a convenient location to contribute supplies. Local non-profit organizations will collect and distribute the supplies to our homeless population.
"As firefighters, we are used to helping people 24/7 in emergency situations," said Fullerton Fire Chief Wolfgang Knabe. "We also feel a calling to help the homeless community to meet their basic needs. This is our way of doing what we can and helping those that need it the most. The program will be in affect all year long and we hope to make a difference in the lives of many."
The Fire Department asks that donors review the homeless supply needs list (shown below or download here) and bring what they can to their closes Fire Station.
Fire Stations are located at:
Fire Station 1 – 312 E. Commonwealth Avenue
Fire Station 2 – 1732 W. Valencia Drive
Fire Station 3 – 700 S. Acacia Avenue
Fire Station 4 – 3251 N. Harbor Boulevard
Fire Station 5 – 2555 Yorba Linda Boulevard
Fire Station 6 – 2691 Rosecrans Avenue
Further information may be obtained by calling the Fullerton Fire Department at 714-738-6500. Interested donors requiring special accommodations are asked to notify the Fire Department.
HOMELESS SUPPLY NEEDS
Ready to eat food
Personal hygiene products
Feminine hygiene products
Towels and washcloths
Plastic zip-lock bags