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Monday, December 19, 2011

Public Safety Food Assistance Program Delivers

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker joined public safety leaders this morning to kick-off the Public Safety Assistance Program's (PSAP) 27th Annual Christmas Food Basket event.  The event was once again held at the Bunker Hill Fire/EMS Station #855 where Executive Director Bill Milligan and the PSAP has taken residence since November.   The food baskets delivery is now in full motion.  PSAP Director Bill Milligan stated, "Our goal this year is to deliver 3,000 food baskets to those less fortunate in Prince George's County."  County Executive Baker provided opening remarks and reminded everyone that it was one year ago that he made his first public appearance as County Executive at this worthwhile event.  Of the food basket program and the effort put forth, County Executive Baker stated, "Our heroes never stop being heroic. We are thankful."


Executive Baker was part of the assembly line as he and his public safety team helped to fill food baskets that would be delivered later in the morning to residents of the Emerson House in Bladensburg.  


Afterwards, Santa Claus was escorted to the Riverdale Elementary School where children were thrilled to see Santa, Mrs. Claus, their elves and a host of firefighters, paramedics and law enforcement officials.   Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor assisted at all three events and stated, "The Public Safety Food Assistance Program is a great opportunity to help and is rewarding for everyone involved."



Of the food basket program and the effort put forth County Executive Baker stated, 
"Our heroes never stop being heroic. We are thankful."

The event was once again held at the Bunker Hill Fire/EMS Station #855 where Executive Director Bill Milligan and the PSAP has taken residence since November.  Career and volunteer members of Bunker Hill were acknowledged for their generous assistance and patience.

Executive Baker was part of the assembly line as he and his public safety team helped to fill food baskets that would be delivered later in the morning to residents of the Emerson House in Bladensburg.  

Executive Baker was part of the assembly line as he and his public safety team helped to fill food baskets that would be delivered later in the morning to residents of the Emerson House in Bladensburg.  




Executive Baker was part of the assembly line as he and his public safety team helped to fill food baskets that would be delivered later in the morning to residents of the Emerson House in Bladensburg.  




Major Paul Cruz

Major Erroll George, Battalion Chief Kristen Angell and Lieutenant Jaimee Joroff

Major Dennis Wood


Deputy Fire Chief Scott Hoglander

Major Darren Ware

Fire Chief Marc Bashoor

Deputy Fire Chief Ben Barksdale

Fire Chief Bashoor greets some of the residents of the Emerson House in Blandensburg

Lieutenant Mark Arhar and Santas helpers

 Fire Chief Bashoor and Deputy Chief Barksdale greet some of the residents of the Emerson House in Blandensburg


Police Chief Magaw and Deputy Fire Chief Barksdale greet some of the residents of the Emerson House in Blandensburg 
Firefighters greeted the students at Riverdale Elementary School

Firefighters greeted the students at Riverdale Elementary School

Major Paul Cruz presents a candy cane to a teacher at Riverdale ES.

Firefighters greeted the students at Riverdale Elementary School


Major Bobbi Sara-Hinkson and firefighters greeted the students at Riverdale Elementary School




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