Oxford Fire & Ambulance Raises $19K for Newtown Support

The emergency service organizations held a boot drive near the three fire companies on Saturday.


They stood outside for just five hours Saturday to collect donations that will go toward the families of Newtown shooting victims. And the three Oxford fire companies and the Oxford Ambulance Association collected an impressive $19,000.

The emergency services personnel held fill-the-boot drives near the Center, Quaker Farms and Riverside fire companies between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Donors came out in droves to help.

All of the money raised will be given directly to the families, Fire Chief Scott Pelletier said.

N & J Spear December 23, 2012 at 04:25 PM
WOW!! I am so proud of Oxford!! The kindness & generosity of our community and dedication of so many volunteers is AMAZING!!!!
Ed Rowland December 23, 2012 at 05:05 PM
I agree with the above.Oxford is an amazing town.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all in Oxford.
Will Wilkin December 23, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Thank you to all the first responders and emergency personnel for everything they do for our community. Genuine public service that sets the example for us all, to care about others and give of ourselves. We really are all connected, human islands sink, we must help each other however we can.
Mary Beth Nelsen December 24, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Five VERY COLD hours! The same people who jump from warm beds and out into cold, wet nights to help others in distress, whether a flood, car accident or a fire. Or, God-forbid, a dangerous, tragic situation at a school. They are the First Responders. We are blessed with volunteers who generously give their time, talent and effort to keep us safe. Thank a First Responder, and tell 'em you're Paying it Forward for Sandy Hook.
Craig Zac December 27, 2012 at 03:21 PM
I gave! Thanks guys! I agree with the above, when it comes down to it, Oxford does try to help everyone, however much it can.


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