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Humboldt Bay Fire plays ‘Santa’ for local seniors

While Humboldt Bay Professional Firefighters Local 652 is helping local children have a toy-filled Christmas, the union also gave a gift to North Coast seniors.

Each year financial donations made to the ‘Share the Magic of Christmas’ Toy Drive are divided between the Salvation Army and the Humboldt Senior Resource Center’s ‘Santa for Seniors’ program.

(via the Times-Standard)

The $1,500 donation combined with grant funding through Humboldt Area Foundation makes it possible for some on the home-delivered meal route to receive a white bag hand-decorated by students at Cutten-Ridgewood Schools.

When they open it, they find treats like fudge and candy along with everything they need for a nutritious meal.
Humboldt Senior Resource Center Nutrition & Activities Program Director Barbara Walser said sometimes it’s the only gift seniors will receive this holiday season.

“For some this can be a difficult time of year,” Walser said, “So for our home-delivered meal participants it’s that driver bringing a touch of the season, a smile and a happy holiday to their home. And it let’s them know that the community that they live in cares about them.”

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