Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Community of Lakeside Turns Out for Kids' Newsday

Lakeside, CA -

In the early morning hours of October 22, 2013, firefighters from all four Lakeside fire stations hit the streets in support of U-T Kids' NewsDay. This annual event provides much needed funding for programs at Rady Children's Hospital which include direct assistance to families, to community education programs. This year marks the 24th year of this effort that involves about 1,600 volunteers all over the county. This effort is in a partnership with U-T San Diego, KNSD NBC7, and the Rady Children's Hospital Auxiliary.

Firefighter-Paramedic Steve Russo selling papers on Highway 8 Business. This site eventually ran out of papers.

Fire Engineers Lance Buford and Shawn McKenna with a few papers left to sell on Los Coches Rd. They too ran out of papers.
This year the Lakeside Firefighters were stationed at a number of locations throughout Lakeside, Glenview, and Blossom Valley. The response was so good that many of the sites ran out of newspapers before the morning rush hour had subsided. By the end of the event, the community of Lakeside had donated $3,580 for the cause. An additional $500 was donated by the Lakeside Fire Fighters' Association to bring the total over $4,000.

A big thank you to the community for taking the time to pull over and buy a paper. We'll see you once again next year....... If you missed the event but would still like to donate, click HERE for the link.

Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District

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