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Cherokee Firefighters Collect Toys For Tots

Residents can drop off new, unwrapped toys at all Cherokee fire stations between now and Dec. 18 for the Toys for Tots program.

Capt. Tom Pelletier (left), Cherokee County Fire Chief Tim Prather and Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Robinson place all the donated toys into a trailer during the 2012 Toys for Tots Campaign. Credit: Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services
Capt. Tom Pelletier (left), Cherokee County Fire Chief Tim Prather and Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Robinson place all the donated toys into a trailer during the 2012 Toys for Tots Campaign. Credit: Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services

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.  

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