Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services to Host "Stuff a Squad" Event

November 21, 2018

Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services will be hosting a “Stuff A Squad” event at the Cherokee County Fire Training Center, located at 3985 Holly Springs Parkway, on Saturday, December 15th between 3PM and 7PM. 

The event is open to the public and will benefit the Goshen Valley Boys Ranch. Attendees are asked to bring gift donations to help fill the interior of a squad (ambulance). Unwrapped gifts for boys age 10-18 and monetary donations are appreciated for admission to the event. For those unable to attend the event, gift donations can be made at any Cherokee County Fire station Monday-Friday 9am-7pm November 15- Dec 14th. All gift donations will be brought to the event.

According to Leslie Sullivan, coordinator of the event, “I visited Goshen Valley’s Canton office earlier this year as part of a community program I was involved in. After learning more about the organization, I became very interested in finding ways I could do more to help their cause.”

The event will also feature photo opportunities with Santa Claus, holiday activities and fire trucks will also be on display!

Some of the items that the organization is looking for include Nerf guns, RC cars, earbuds, speakers, instruments, music equipment, bikes, video games, skateboards, TV's, tablets, lava lamps, diffusers, essentials oils, music players, soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, baseballs, baseball bats, baseball gloves, art sets, oil pastels, shading pencils, sketch pads, adult coloring books and colored marker/pen sets. Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated.The Goshen Valley Foundation was established in 1998 after God moved on the hearts of the Blend family to donate their ranch property as a way to care for foster children. Through the leadership of founder John Blend, in 2001 the Goshen Valley Boys Ranch was created to care for young men in foster care. Over the past 16 years Goshen Valley has expanded and now has three programs, Goshen Valley Boys Ranch, Goshen New Beginnings and Goshen Homes. Each program has a unique focus and ministry to foster children in Georgia. The Goshen Valley Boys Ranch is located in the Salacoa Valley near Waleska, Georgia.

For additional information, contact Leslie Sullivan at Lsullivan0512@gmail.com

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Helping to stuff a squad are (left to right) Sgt. Michael Sims, Leslie Sullivan, coordinator of the vent, Sgt. Nate Sullivan, Viktoriya Dubovis with Chart Industries and Firefighter, Trevor Newberry.
Helping to stuff a squad are (left to right) Sgt. Michael Sims, Leslie Sullivan, coordinator of the vent, Sgt. Nate Sullivan, Viktoriya Dubovis with Chart Industries and Firefighter, Trevor Newberry. (click image for slideshow)