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Needy family gets gifts, bicycles, tree from ‘Santa,’ Garfield firefighters

Photo Credit: Courtesy GARFIELD FIRE Co. #3
Photo Credit: Courtesy GARFIELD FIRE Co. #3

S H O U T O U T : A Garfield family got a magical treat when Santa Claus and his helpers — a group of city firefighters — brought a Christmas tree and a bounty of gifts, including new bicycles.

Arojita, 7, and her 5-year-old brother, Mario, “were absolutely amazed by the tree and all the gifts we brought,” said Garfield Fire Co. #3 Assistant Chief Edward Morano.

Using money raised by the company, Morano and his girlfriend, Amanda Yarmula, bought several sets of clothes, pajamas, jackets, gloves hats, scarves, socks, sweaters, as well as the toys and bikes for the Adopt-a-Family Santa Run.

“Santa” allowed them to open the bicycles, but the rest of the gifts are to remain wrapped until Christmas.

“This is the perfect way to do something for the needy in our community,” Morano said.

The mother thanked the firefighters, saying they brought her family “a full Christmas.”


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