Dammeron Valley Fire & Rescue (DVFR) is pleased to announce our official participation in The Lake Foundation’s annual Angel Tree Project. The Angel Tree project benefits families throughout Utah during the holiday season by providing gifts, household items such as blankets and toiletries, and the makings for holiday meals. Each year fire and police departments, as well as businesses and other organizations across the state sponsor a local family and coordinate the collection and delivery of gifts and other items donated from their communities.
While many Dammeron Valley residents have been supporting the Angel Tree Project for years by donating to nearby department collections, this year will be the first year our fire department hosts a tree to support a local family through the holidays. “Our community has wanted an Angel Tree here in Dammeron Valley for some time, and the entire department is excited to officially host a tree this year,” stated DVFR Fire Chief, Chet Barnes.
Chief Barnes added, “We know we can count on the generosity of Dammeron Valley to help make our first Angel Tree a success. We invite everyone who is interested in helping to make this a more joyful holiday for a family who needs help to come by the station to select an ornament or donate other items.”
Dammeron Valley’s Angel Tree will support a local family affected by job and home loss due to COVID19. The tree is decorated with ornaments and each one lists a gift for members of the family, including Mom and Dad, daughters who are seven and 16, and son age 19. Additionally, gifts for three brothers living out of state with their mother are included on the tree.
If you would like to help by purchasing a gift, stop by the station to select an ornament (or ornaments!) and purchase the gift requested. We ask that these items be purchased new instead of donations of used items. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will email you a gift request from the Angel Tree so you can purchase it. Once you’ve purchased the gift, simply wrap it, attach the ornament/tag, and return it to the station by 17 December, or let us know and we’ll pick it up.
The gifts will be delivered to the family on 19 December with all the fanfare and joy our department, Engine 13, and Santa can muster!
In addition to the Angel Tree gifts, we’ll also be collecting new household items, like blankets, unopened toiletries, such as soaps and shampoos, and non-perishable holiday meal items or grocery gift cards. These should not be wrapped and can be placed in the donation bin by the Angel Tree at the station, or you can contact us, and we’ll come to collect your donations.
Please consider helping the department and our entire community in ensuring our Angel Tree family has a happy and joyous holiday. The community spirit in Dammeron Valley is unlike any other, and all of your DVFR volunteers thank you in advance for helping to make this project a success.
If you have any questions about the DVFR Angel Tree, please email us at email@example.com
The Angel Tree Project is operated by The Lake Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, and has delivered happy holidays to more than 100 families across Utah since 2014. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/TheLakeFoundationInc/