Brewster Fire Department Assists Lower Cape Outreach Council Food Collection
On Friday November 25th several members of the Brewster Fire Department volunteered their time to assist staff and volunteers at the Lower Cape Outreach Council in Orleans unload a truck full of non-perishable food items collected for their food pantry during the Chatham Turkey Trot Road Race on Thanksgiving Day.
The members of the Brewster Fire Department who contributed to this event recognize the importance of becoming involved in such an impactful community based program created to assist our neighbors in need in Brewster and the surrounding region. We are hopeful that our organizations efforts and those of the Lower Cape Outreach Council will make the Holidays more enjoyable for families in need.
Brewster Firefighters to Participate in “Homeless for the Holidays”
Beginning Wednesday December 7th through Sunday December 10th members of the Brewster Fire Department will be establishing a “Homeless for the Holidays” encampment at the Immaculate Conception Church located at 2580 Main Street. The program in Brewster is one of many that are being held by firefighters across Cape Cod during this time frame to raise awareness of the growing homeless population and the many individuals and families in need of assistance throughout the region.
Personnel will remain at the location on a 24/7 basis for a total of 103 hours collecting non-perishable foodstuffs that will be donated to local food banks serving Brewster and the surrounding area. In addition to the food we will be collecting unwrapped toys for our annual Toys for Tots program that will be distributed to families across Cape Cod. We are hopeful you will find the time to stop by and visit with our members during this event and assist us in bringing a joyous Holiday season to those in need through your generous donations.
Barnstable County Sheriff’s Community Service Work Crew Assists Brewster Fire Department
On Tuesday November 22 and Wednesday November 23 detainees of the Barnstable County Sherriff’s Community Service Work Crew assisted members of the Brewster Fire Department with the construction of a temporary military tent that will be used to store several pieces of equipment operated by the department during the construction of the Towns new Fire Headquarters.
The selected site is adjacent to a State owned garage that will also store several pieces of department equipment making this a very convenient and accessible location in the event these resources are required. The Department would like to thank the Barnstable County Sheriff, Brewster Department of Public Works, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the regional State Building Inspector for their assistance in making this project possible.