Lawton Firefighter’s Association donates $6K worth of toys to th - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Lawton Firefighter’s Association donates $6K worth of toys to those in need

LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- The Lawton Firefighter's Association will make over 700 kids very happy this Christmas. It's all part of their Christmas for Kids program.

Today, more than 20 firefighters bagged up all of the toy donations along with toys purchased with monetary donations. About $3,000 was raised through fundraisers and donations and another $3,000 worth of toys were collected.

The Firefighter's Association predicts they will reach 300 families this holiday season.

"It's important because people may fall on hard times and there is nothing more important than the children. They are our future. We wanna take care of them. They like seeing us on their firetrucks. We go to their schools so it seems like they really look up to us so we want to be able to help them out,” said Brent Schelter, chairman of the program.

Christmas for Kids has been going on for more than 15 years. With the help of Lawton Public Schools, they were able to generate a list of families who will be able to pick up their gifts at fire stations across Lawton before Christmas.

Copyright 2017 KSWO. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • White House blames Iran for war of words with Trump

    White House blames Iran for war of words with Trump

    Monday, July 23 2018 12:35 AM EDT2018-07-23 04:35:01 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 11:26 AM EDT2018-07-23 15:26:24 GMT
    President Donald Trump issued an all-caps warning via Twitter to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani overnight. (Source: CNN)President Donald Trump issued an all-caps warning via Twitter to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani overnight. (Source: CNN)

    Trump has a history of firing off heated tweets that seem to quickly escalate long-standing disputes with leaders of nations at odds with the U.S.

    Trump has a history of firing off heated tweets that seem to quickly escalate long-standing disputes with leaders of nations at odds with the U.S.

  • Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

    Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:13:06 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-07-23 15:22:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People view a row of idled duck boats in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday night resulting in several deaths on Table Rock Lake.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People view a row of idled duck boats in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday night resulting in several deaths on Table Rock Lake.

    Since 1999, duck boats have been linked to the deaths of more than 40 people, with a troubled safety record on the road and water alike.

    Since 1999, duck boats have been linked to the deaths of more than 40 people, with a troubled safety record on the road and water alike.

  • Trump returns to 'Witch Hunt' tweets against Mueller probe

    Trump returns to 'Witch Hunt' tweets against Mueller probe

    Monday, July 23 2018 2:25 AM EDT2018-07-23 06:25:08 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-07-23 15:21:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Sunday, July 22, 2018, en route to Washington after staying at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Sunday, July 22, 2018, en route to Washington after staying at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.

    President Donald Trump has returned to referring to "a big hoax" after a week of drama, back tracking and a double negative about his attitude toward Russian election interference.

    President Donald Trump has returned to referring to "a big hoax" after a week of drama, back tracking and a double negative about his attitude toward Russian election interference.

Powered by Frankly