Along with protecting residents from fires, Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services is now giving back to less fortunate children.
The agency is now collecting toys for Atlanta Toys for Tots. Between now and Dec. 18, residents can drop off new, unwrapped toys at a Cherokee County fire station for the campaign.
The initiative covers 17 metro Atlanta counties. Cherokee Fire Chief Tim Prather noted the program is "very special" to him, as he's been participating since he was on active duty in the United States Marine Corps since the late 1970s.
"This is a wonderful way to help children who are in need during the holidays," he added
Atlanta Toys for Tots is a local affiliate of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program and collects toys for less fortunate children during the holiday season.
For more information about fire station locations or how to donate, contact Cherokee County Fire Headquarters at (678) 493-4000.