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Portland Firefighters Collect School Supplies for Preschool Destroyed by Fire


Station 5 Firefighters Nate, Laurie, and James

March 23, 2012 -- On Monday, March 19th, firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue battled a 3-alarm fire at Living Savior Lutheran Church in Tualatin, Oregon.  The church, sanctuary, and preschool suffered major damage.  That evening, Tualatin Police arrested two 13-year old boys and charged them with Burglary II and Arson 1. 

Firefighters from Portland Fire & Rescue’s Station 10 (Burlingame) provided mutual aid during the fire.  Firefighter Laurie, originally from PF&R Station 5 (Hillsdale), was working a shift at Station 10 and responded alongside her crew to the fire.

After seeing the devastation of the church’s preschool, Firefighter Laurie and her fellow firefighters from Station 5 decided to collect and accept school supply donations to be given to Living Savior Preschool. 

Items such as office and craft supplies, paper towels, Kleenex, Ziploc bags, Band-Aids, cleaning wipes, napkins, M&D puzzles, kitchen toys and books will all be accepted from members of the public at Station 5 to later be given to the school.  Even gift cards to school supply stores or craft warehouses would be very useful.  Station 5 is located at 1505 SW DeWitt Street, Portland, Oregon 97239.

On Friday, March 23, 2012, donations will be accepted at the Rolling Hills Community Church located at 3550 SW Borland Road, Tualatin, Oregon 97062 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 

Thank you to Firefighter Laurie, Station 5, and the Rolling Hills Community Church for reminding everyone how much we can accomplish when we come together as one community. 


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April 9, 2012 at 9:00 PM

You can still bring donations to Station 5 in Hillsdale!! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE help me help these kids!!!

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