Christmas is here!!! That means only one thing…time to bless your neighbors! It is Community Christmas Food Fund time again! That time of year where you get to give, pack and deliver blessing boxes full of food to folks less fortunate in our area. The blessing boxes consist of two large boxes of staple foods that will help recipients through a financially difficult time of year.
The Galax Volunteer Fire Department is facilitating this COMMUNITY project. YOU, the community actually make the blessing boxes a reality! Each year we start from scratch to raise the needed $30,000 to purchase all the food needed to fill the blessing boxes. Zero funds come from the Galax Fire Department, so we need everyone’s help!
How is the money raised? There are several ways. The first is straight up donations. Individuals, churches, civic organizations, and businesses are invited to give. 80% of the money raised comes from individual and group donations. Donations are received at PO BOX 330 in Galax, VA 24333 or by seeing any Galax Volunteer Firefighter. Make checks payable to the Galax Volunteer Fire Department with ‘Community Christmas Food Fund’ in the memo line. The second way to help secure the needed funds is by attending or listening to the Live Auction and Radio Broadcast on WBRF 98.1 FM on Sunday, December 9th from 2:00pm-4:30pm
If you or someone you know is in need of blessing boxes this Christmas, you may sign up at your local Department of Social Services office. If you have further questions, you may call Captain Mike Ayers with the Galax Fire Department at 276-235-9580.