Bangor Fire Department Helps Out Toys For Tots


BANGOR -- The Holiday Season, for many, is the time of giving, and that is just what the Bangor Fire Department did Monday night, as they helped out a charity, that makes a big difference.
The BFD was hard at work Monday night, but there were no fires in need of being put out.  Instead they made a trip to Walmart, but its all for a good cause.  They came here to help Toys For Tots.
For years now the BFD has been donating gifts to Toys for Tots, hoping they can make someone's Christmas just a little more memorable.
The money is collected at an annual baseball game with the Boston Red Sox Alumni and they donate the funds raised year round.
Over the years, the event has become a family affair, and what better way to figure out what toys are cool and which aren't, by bringing their little ones. but even these kids know the holiday season is more than about the gifts they receive.
After all of the toys were collected, the BFD made its way down the aisles and headed to what would become one busy cash register.  From there they filled up their truck and headed over to the toys for tots collection site in brewer.  but they say they could have never have done this alone. They say the could not have done this, without help from the Community.
Andrew Scheinthal

Weekend Anchor/Reporter

Andrew joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX 22 News team in June of 2012. Since a young child he always wanted to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism, and is honored to start his journey in Eastern Maine. He enjoys nothing more than meeting the members of the community and sharing their stories with our viewers.

Raised in Houston, Texas, Andrew graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Communications. Before moving up to the Pine Tree State, Andrew was a student reporter for The Morning Show on New England Cable News (NECN).

When not in the newsroom, Andrew enjoys volunteering at the Bangor Humane Society. You can see him there at least once a week interacting with many of the dogs. He also enjoys cooking, reading, watching his favorite movies, and going to the gym.

Make sure to say hi when you see him on the streets, and mention Finding Nemo (his favorite movie) if you want some brownie points!

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