SIX NATIONS – Hosted within the Weken Electronics parking lot and in collaboration with the Six Nations Fire Department, the Second Annual “Stuff the Fire Truck” event allowed for donations of toys to be made for the less fortunate within the Six Nations community for Christmas.
Fire Chief Matthew Miller said that due to the busy weekend donations came in a little slow, but the plan for this event has always been to grow.
“We’re trying to make it an annual thing and bigger each year,” said Miller. “Last year was a great success. We filled two fire trucks as well as one of our utility trucks and it was an excellent turn out for both of the days that we were out.”
Miller said that all of the donations will be going to Christmas baskets for deserving families in the community, and their aims are just as high as last year.
“This year we’re hoping to do the same thing. To meet that goal of two fire trucks or surpass it, so we’ll see how things go.”
Co-owner of Weken Electronics Brian General said: “we feel like it’s what we need to do to give back to the people here,” in regards to opening up the Weken Electronics parking lot for the event.
“As soon as Matt brought it up I said ‘yeah, let’s do it’,” said General.
“These guys put their lives on the line to make sure that we’re safe, and you know, it’s a small thing. But we really appreciate them coming here and we support them one hundred per cent,” he said. “’Cause we know there would be a lot of problems around here if we didn’t have them around.”
“It’s a way to thank these guys, you know, the fire department for being here and doing this and being out there morning, noon and night looking out for us. But it’s our way to help and support our community also.”
If you didn’t get a chance to donate and you would like to, the Weken Electronics parking lot will host the event again on Thursday December 1, and a similar event being called “Stuff the Race Car” on Friday, December 2. Special thanks to all of those that donated already!