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Yakima youth give back to their local fire department

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YAKIMA, WA - Little ones from the Grace of Christ Presbyterian Church joined forces to give back to the Yakima Fire Department.

For an entire week, kids from the church brought in different kinds of donations to present firefighters with on Friday.

Kids that are on Vacation Bible School at Grace of Christ Presbyterian Church collected 600 Gatorades, 1,000 water bottles, 1,200 bags of beef jerky and 500 nuts and granola bars.

The church has been doing this for the past 25 years, and they say each year they try to donate even more. Firefighters say these types of donations are a huge help because they are able to fill up their rehabilitation truck that goes out to fires to provide firefighters with these kinds of snacks.

We asked two kids: why do they feel it's important to bring donations?

"To keep them hydrated and to give them a reward for all their hard work," answered Aidan Reed and William Hodge, 3rd graders.

The kids were also able to go inside the fire trucks and learn about the equipment firefighters use.

The Yakima Fire Department says they don't receive a lot of donations like this, that's why they are very thankful for the church's donation.