Summit Fire Department Thanks Community Support for Coast Guard Gift Card Donation Drive

The Summit Fire Department would like to sincerely thank everyone that participated in its US Coast Guard gift card donation drive during the federal government shutdown. During the last week of January, the Fire Department received more than 70 gift card donations that were hand delivered by Deputy Chief Donald Nelson and Chief Eric Evers to the U.S. Coast Guard Base in Bayonne, NJ and to a local Coast Guard family in need of assistance.

“I would like to sincerely thank the citizens of Summit and area communities for your generous donations,” said Chief Evers. “The success of the drive is another example of the generosity of the Summit community, and a well-deserved expression of appreciation for the men and women of the US Coast Guard and their extraordinary dedication to the safety of the citizens they are sworn to protect.”

(above) Deputy Chief Donald Nelson (far left) and Chief Eric Evers (far right) pictured with members of the US Coast Guard stationed in Bayonne, NJ.
Photo by City of Summit