Local church collecting donations for first responders

Our first responders have been holding strong on the front lines for close to two years during the pandemic. McKillop United Church is doing their part to show that they care about the work that has been done to keep us safe. The program has letters available at the church for those who want to write a kind word or two to our first responders. The Senior Care and Community Connections Coordinator for the church, Sarah Dalby, says they are also asking for donations of food items to give to our men and women on the front lines.

“What we’re looking for are things that are slightly nutritious, but still snack-like. Things like beef jerky, granola bars, protein bars. People can give fruit snacks if they want. A couple of the first responders we talked to said they love popcorn in the break room. We’re asking for that. As well as magazines and puzzle books. Things that aren’t food related that people can use. Then things like Gatorade, Powerade, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.”

The letters and food donations will be divided among the five fire stations here in Lethbridge.

The church did a similar project earlier this year where they generated over 300 letters that were then given to health care workers in our city.


You can drop off donations at McKillop United Church until Thursday.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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