Letters: Local fire departments go all out

Christmas Bureau appreciate efforts of Sooke firefighters

I notice that once again, my heroes, our firefighters are out volunteering their time to collect food and funds for our Christmas Bureau. Last year’s collection was massive and assisted so many in realizing a holiday with food on the table.

When the firemen from all our local departments brought in the donations to the community hall for sorting, one of them dropped and broke a large jar of peanut butter. We quietly cleaned it up and 15 minutes after he left, back he came, with a replacement jar that was paid for out of his own pocket. I will not mention which department he was from because I know that any one of these brave, kind hearted souls would have done the same thing.

For my holiday wish, I ask that the spirit who guides each and every one of us, watch over these wonderful volunteers and their families as the firemen and ladies watch over us 24/7 every day of the year.

With sincerest appreciation,

Mike Thomas

Sooke