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Christmas should be a time of joy for children everywhere. Since 1999, firefighters from Fresno Firefighters Union Local 753 have been helping to make that a reality for some of the communities less fortunate children. Every holiday season, firefighters help the Holy Cross Center for Women deliver Christmas presents to needy children in the Fresno area. Using their private vehicles and Local 753's Antique 1954 hose wagon, gifts donated by individuals and companies throughout Fresno are delivered to approximately 500 children from 150 families. Accompanying the firefighters on their antique hose wagon is none other than Santa Claus himself. The community outreach program is headed up by Captain Christian Palmer.
If you or your group would like to help needy children in the Fresno area, contact the Holy Cross Center for Women at 559-237-2379.