Ridgeland Firefighter Andrew Shelby
Ridgeland Firefighter Andrew Shelby
RIDGELAND — City firefighters helped assemble bikes and organize toys for over 2,200 people this month in conjunction with the Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army Toy Shop was held here at 6510 Old Canton Road and firefighters volunteered their time assisting in the shop. Firefighters moved bikes, packed bags, unloaded trucks and even directed traffic at the distribution center as the Salvation Army worked to supply 2,000 children and 200 senior citizens with presents this year.

“The Ridgeland firefighters provided a tremendous service,” Becky Tilton, Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary coordinator, said. “I cannot tell you how impressed we all were with their professionalism, good nature, and willingness to do whatever task was asked of them.”

“Many children and seniors will have a Merry Christmas thanks to the volunteer hours of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, the Ridgeland Fire Department, and all the individuals, businesses and large corporations that adopted angels, purchasing toys and wish list items,” a release from the city state. “The Ridgeland Fire Department was glad to be a part of it.”