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Humboldt Bay Fire delivering donations to Salvation Army and Humboldt Senior Resource Center

EUREKA- More than 1,000 children and 400 seniors in Humboldt County will be receiving presents this holiday season, thanks to Humboldt Bay Fire and the community.

The department has been collecting toy donations since Black Friday for the Share the Magic of Christmas Toy Drive. The toys will go to the Salvation Army and are being delivered on Thursday night. The department also donated more than $1,500 to the Salvation Army, as well. Humboldt Bay Fire also donated more than $1,500 to the Humboldt Senior Resource Center for their Santa for Seniors Program. Seniors will receive gift bags decorated by Washington Elementary School students as part of the program.  Seniors will also receive items as part of the donation.

"It tells them that there are people in the community that care about them, that know that some of them are out there and live by themselves, they have limited means, and they want to bring them just a little bright light during the holiday season, so it makes them feel that the community cares for them," said Barbara Walser, the Director of Nutrition and Activities at the Humboldt Senior Resource Center.

"When you do something for somebody that you don't even know out of your own free will, to me that shows love.  It shows a community that loves each other, a community that cares for each other, and when a community steps up and shows that they love each other and cares for each other, it makes everybody in every aspect of the community know that they're loved and feel loved," said Tim Danielson, who is a Lieutenant with the Salvation Army Office Of Eureka.

The public is still welcome to donate toys to any Humboldt Bay Fire Station.