Local firefighters give back


Annual boot drive helps area foster children

By Carolyn Harmon - charmon@aimmedianetwork.com



Photo: From left: Greenville Firefighters of Local 1101 Tony Fennell, Alex Huels, Jeremy Voelker and Levi Robbins took on the cold, November 25, to work the annual boot drive on S. Broadway, in Greenville, Ohio. In cooperation with the Darke County Children Services, firefighters helped raise money for area foster children.


Carolyn Harmon | The Daily Advocate

GREENVILLE — The cold weather was shrugged off by Greenville Firefighters Local 1101, November 25, as they collected money for area foster children.

“We see the necessity to give back to the community,” Firefighter Levi Robbins said.

Since the first boot drive, in 1997, more than $40,000 has been raised helping about 1,000 children, according to Robbins.

“This year more than 30 foster children are being served,” he said.

The donations collected will go to Darke County Children Services to provide school supplies, Christmas gifts and a Christmas party for the children.

Photo: From left: Greenville Firefighters of Local 1101 Tony Fennell, Alex Huels, Jeremy Voelker and Levi Robbins took on the cold, November 25, to work the annual boot drive on S. Broadway, in Greenville, Ohio. In cooperation with the Darke County Children Services, firefighters helped raise money for area foster children.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/11/web1_boot-drivePRINT.jpgPhoto: From left: Greenville Firefighters of Local 1101 Tony Fennell, Alex Huels, Jeremy Voelker and Levi Robbins took on the cold, November 25, to work the annual boot drive on S. Broadway, in Greenville, Ohio. In cooperation with the Darke County Children Services, firefighters helped raise money for area foster children. Carolyn Harmon | The Daily Advocate
Annual boot drive helps area foster children

By Carolyn Harmon

charmon@aimmedianetwork.com

The writer may be reached at 937-569-4354. Join the conversation and get updates on Facebook search Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.

The writer may be reached at 937-569-4354. Join the conversation and get updates on Facebook search Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.