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Church Group Makes Donation to Yakima Fire Department

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YAKIMA, Wash. - The First Presbyterian Church is reaching out to help the Yakima Fire Department. 

The Church donated hundreds of water bottles, sports drinks and energy bars to firefighters Friday morning at the close of its annual Vacation Bible School Summer Camp.

The Fire Department says the timing of the donation is perfect, as a very hot and dry summer fire season is started with a wave of extra high temperatures.

"Beyond giving us the financial support, based on the water bottles, it's kinda nice knowing that these folks actually support us and they're looking out for us and it makes the firefighters feel good having this kind of opportunity," said Yakima Fire Captain Tom Schneider.

The firefighters say the supplies will last them all year and help them save costs, which is especially important with the department's tight budget.