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Saturday, November 23, 2013

WEEKEND MEDIA ADVISORY - Branchville Volunteers Provide to Families in Need

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, PGFD Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

The Branchville Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad, Prince George's County Fire/EMS Station #811, will continue their annual tradition of "Giving" during this thankful time of year.  The Branchville Volunteers will depart their station in College Park to deliver up to 8 Thanksgiving Food Baskets to pre-identified families within their response area.

Branchville worked with the County Public Schools to identify families that could use some assistance to ensure a festive family dinner on Thanksgiving.

Items in the food baskets were purchased entirely by the Branchville Volunteers.

The Branchville engine will depart the Station, located at 4905 Branchville Road in College Park, at 1:30 pm on Sunday, November 24.  The first house they will visit is in the 5000 block of Mineola Road.  The family has approved media participation at this event and will be available for interviews and photo ops.  Media may visit the fire station first for interviews with the volunteers and are invited to ride on-board their engine that will be loaded for other visits throughout the afternoon.  Media may also meet the volunteers on Mineola Road with an anticipated arrival time of 1:45 pm.  Any media riding on-board the engine will be dropped off back at the station prior to the second visit.

For additional information about this annual effort and the Branchville Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad, contact; Spiro Dimakas at 301-883-7711.  Please remember that families have already been pre-identified and no additional food baskets are currently available.

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