Berkeley firefighters are looking for volunteers Saturday to help them stuff 800 grocery bags with food and deliver them to some of Berkeley’s elderly for the holidays. (Berkeley police are also looking for donations of toys. See below.)
This weekend, Berkeley firefighters are raising money for muscular dystrophy research, and Berkeley police are collecting donations for holiday turkey baskets for those in need.
Gil Dong, who was yesterday named Berkeley’s new fire chief, says he always wanted be a firefighter. When he was a first-grader in San Francisco he pulled the fire alarm at his school so he could impress his friends. He asked them if they wanted to see a fire engine and said he could get one to come.
Dozens of volunteers joined dozens of Berkeley firefighters Saturday morning to put together holiday food bags for local seniors.