A storage place for the Corner Brook Fire Department toy drive was broken into, toys were destroyed

    Thursday, 9 November 2023 12:00

    By Tonya Organ

    Greg Dinney is the lieutenant of the Corner Brook Fire Department. He says toys weren't stolen, toys were vandalized,

    It’s our own version of how the Grinch stole Christmas. Each year, the Corner Brook Fire Department collects donations, gifts, and stuffies for kids of people with lower incomes. Greg Dinney is the lieutenant of the Corner Brook Fire Department. He says their storage location was broken into last week sometime. Dinney says the place was damaged and the gifts were destroyed. “We always worry about our place getting broken into and toys taken but this was different. Toys weren't stolen, toys were vandalized,” he says. “Shelves were thrown around and everything was destroyed but we did manage to save about half of the toys.”

    Dinney says upwards of $4000 worth of toys were destroyed, not stolen. He says the toy drive will still go ahead this year. “After the initial sight of all the toys and damage, people asked if the toy drive would still go ahead,” he says. “There was no doubt in my mind and we know how the community responds, we just need a little more help. “

    Anyone interested in donating to the Toy Drive can contact the Corner Brook Fire Department.

     

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