Lions Club Jumps On Board Cullman Fire Rescue Christmas Toy Drive

by | Nov 28, 2017 | Breaking News, Community, People

Around 70 members of the Cullman Lions Club gathered at The All Steak Restaurant meeting room at 5:30 pm Monday.

This rock-solid Cullman charitable deeds organization held their annual ‘Bring A Toy Night‘ event during their regular November group meeting Monday night.

Each member brought along a Christmas toy valued in the $15 to $20 range. Two tables were piled high with toys.

The toys themselves will go to the Cullman Fire Rescue’s Christmas Toy Drive.

Cullman Fire Rescue Division Chief Brian Bradberry was the guest speaker.

Chief Bradberry ran through a fascinating audio-visual presentation on the history of fire and rescue in the City of Cullman.

Perhaps the most amazing statistic was that Cullman Fire Rescue ran 3,262 emergency calls in 2016.

His exploration of all the vectors of strategic planning around major events such as the Lions’ annual Cullman County Fair Parade was eye-opening and generated several thoughtful questions from the Lion membership.

We spoke with Chief Bradberry after his presentation:

“The staff at Cullman Fire Rescue really enjoys helping out families in need. This year, we decided to do a toy drive in addition to our participation in the TODDs kids program.

 

Captain Jeff Shelton and Lieutenant Jamie Dover are helping to lead the efforts, but all the guys are a big help.

 

This is all about the children; we are grateful for any assistance we can get.”

The Highway 278 Dollar General and Walmart have expressed interest in assisting the Cullman Fire Rescue’s Christmas Toy Drive. The fire department welcomes any other individual or businesses who wish to contribute.

The Cullman Fire Rescue’s Christmas Toy Drive is taking any unwrapped new toys. These donations will go to the children in Cullman. Toys can be dropped off at Fire Station 1 or 2.

Bradberry added:

“We will utilize our local sources to make sure the toys are distributed to families that are in need and hope to help as many families as possible.

 

If anyone has any questions, please ask them to call me at 256-775-7186.”

Cullman Fire Rescue at Cullman Lions Club

Lions Club Jumps On Board Cullman Fire Rescue Christmas Toy Drive

Timothy Collins

Originally from Asheville, NC, Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at cullmantoday@gmail.com and/or (256) 615-8260.