The Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA) firefighters are giving back to the community in a fun and festive way this holiday season.
Please consider helping them spread good cheer by purchasing non-perishable food, canned goods, diapers and formula, and new and gently used clothing for folks of all ages.
They plan to donate all the items they collect to Faith in Action.
How can you help?
From now through 9 p.m. on Dec. 31, you can drop off your donations at Fire Station 1 at 200 West Middle St. If you include your grocery store receipt with your name and phone number, you could also win a special prize for your thoughtfulness.
Chelsea Fire Chief Rob Arbini said the person with the highest total will be presented with a breakfast prepared by the CAFA firefighters at the Chelsea fire station for up to six people on a Saturday morning.
(Should the firefighters be out on call when you arrive, you can leave your items in front of one of the east side doors.)
The second way to help will take place this Friday.
Shop at Polly’s Country Market on Friday, Dec. 21 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and you can help “Stuff a Truck”. Firefighters will be ringing the Salvation Army bell outside the front door of the store, and in addition, they will have the ladder truck parked close by for the “Stuff a Truck” event.
You can immediately hand off your donations to the firefighters.