Puget Sound Fire collected over 5,000 toys for local children around Covington over the past couple weeks as part of its Toys for Joy program. On Friday morning, Dec. 20, toand was delivered to the Kent Food Bank for distribution, according to a city press release.
Additionally, the firefighters are participating in the Jerry Woods Holiday Engine, which has been a part of the Maple Valley community for years and now includes other parts of the fire authority’s service area, the press release stated. As the holiday engine passes through the neighborhoods, volunteers will be collecting food and monetary donations along the way.
The Holiday Engine program, by press date, has collected over $15,400 and over 24,000 pounds of food for Maple Valley and Covington area families this holiday season, with one more weekend to go.