Residents wishing to thank local first responders for their work at the Sand Fire are invited to attend a special thank you and benefit on Saturday, August 27, 2016, 3 to 5 p.m. at Central Park located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita.
The Local Fire and Sheriff Thank You and Benefit Event is being hosted by the City of Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County and the SCV Disaster Coalition. At this event, residents are invited to provide refreshments to first responders who will be present. Anyone wishing to provide refreshments for first responders at the event should first contact Adele MacPherson at 661-298-1220 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following the Sand Fire, many local organizations, neighborhoods and businesses contacted first responders with offers of pancake breakfasts, barbecues and dinners. While first responders deeply appreciate the outpouring of thanks, they have asked that one event be held where everyone could gather.
Additionally, they have requested no gifts and instead have asked that all donations be directed to local victims of the Sand Fire through the SCV Disaster Coalition who will be collecting monetary donations and gift cards at the August 27 event.
“The Local Fire and Sheriff Thank You Benefit is an excellent way for residents to show their appreciation of local first responders who did such a terrific job of protecting our community,” said Bob Kellar, Santa Clarita Mayor.
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