PHOTOS: Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Delivers Christmas Cheer
If you saw convoys of fire and rescue vehicles driving around Burien today, don’t panic! It was the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department and a small army of volunteers delivering the fruits of the annual “Light Up The Holidays” outreach program.
Every year leading up to the Christmas holiday, the fire department works with businesses and the community to gather donations of food, gifts and cash. These donations are used to give a helping hand to local families struggling during the holiday season.
The annual effort ends in one frenzied day of activity when the results are boxed, bagged, loaded into trucks and delivered by Santa and his helpers to families all around our community. By the end of the day, each family on the list received the makings of a complete turkey dinner, along with pie for desert and toys for each child.
This year an extra “santa” was added to the mix to allow two teams to work simultaneously to speed up the delivery. Joining Santa John Nielsen this year was Santa Mark Adler, a lieutenant with the Fire Department.
BTB photog Michael Brunk joined a team making deliveries today and shot the following photos. You can click individual thumbnails to view the full-sized images.