Friday, December 26, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Cal Fire gives toys to New Morning Shelter
DSC_4537e CAL FIRE SANTAS — Firefighters unload and carry wrapped packages to the New Morning Shelter Monday. Left to right are Capt. Derek Evans of Placerville, Justin Kahn of Gridley and Capt. Dusty Martin of Lincoln. Democrat photos by Shelly Thorene
On Dec. 22, as a culmination of a fundraising effort, Cal Fire presented the kids of New Morning Shelter with toys and gifts cards.

Engineer John Reis, who took the reins of the fundraiser this year, presented Mary Tyler, the shelter manager, with 58 gifts and a dozen gift cards. "It's our way of giving back," he told the assembled kids and shelter staff.

Tyler expressed thanks, noting that there was not much that could be done for the holidays without the donations. "Kids come with no shoes, no underwear." When that ...

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