Whether it is managing the COVID-19 response or responding to wildfires throughout California, City of Monterey Park Firefighters are dedicated professionals sworn to protect life, property and the environment. We truly appreciate the outpouring of support the community has shown to us.
The fire department has begun to receive calls to make donations such as food or PPE supplies. We love our community and their willingness to reach out to us to show their support.
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not able to take food donations simply because we need to make sure our firefighters remain safe and healthy. Any type of outbreak within the fire department would be devastating to our commitment to respond.
In lieu of donations to the fire department, we respectfully ask that you make a donation to the California Fire Foundation. Within this great organization is a program called “Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency or SAVE.” By donating to this cause, you will be helping victims of these horrific wildfires throughout California buy basic necessities such as food, clothing or medicine.
Donating to this charity is supported by Fire Chief Matt Hallock as well as the Monterey Park Firefighters Association. You can find the link to donate at https://www.cafirefoundation.org/programs/supplying-aid-to-victims-of-emergency/.
Again, a sincere “thank you” to all who have reached out to show such fantastic support for our firefighters. It is support such as this that highlights the character of Monterey Park and we couldn’t be more proud.
Division Chief Ryan Weddle, Monterey Park Fire Department
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