Ore. county FFs donate $20K to local food banks

Lane Professional Firefighters, the local firefighters union, donated the money to two different food banks to assist those in need during the pandemic


The Register-Guard
The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore.

Lane County's firefighters came together to gift a $20,000 to local food banks last week to help assist families in need during the COVID-19 crisis.

Lane Professional Firefighters, the local firefighters union, delivered a check for $17,500 to Food for Lane County on May 4, and an additional $2,500 will be donated to Florence Food Share.

Lane Professional Firefighters, the local firefighters union, delivered a check for $17,500 to Food for Lane County on May 4, and an additional $2,500 will be donated to Florence Food Share. (Photo/MCT)
Lane Professional Firefighters, the local firefighters union, delivered a check for $17,500 to Food for Lane County on May 4, and an additional $2,500 will be donated to Florence Food Share. (Photo/MCT)

"As firefighters and paramedics, we often serve as our community's last line of defense, whether facing fires, traumatic events, medical emergencies, mental health emergencies, or weather emergencies," the union stated in a press release.

"The current COVID-19 pandemic is an emergency of a different kind ... Firefighters also saw an opportunity to respond to increased demand for food support in the communities we serve," it stated.

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