Delivering Christmas joy

By Thomas Frey, Mountain Democrat

For 18 years the Cal Fire Amador-El Dorado Unit has delivered toys and holiday joy to New Morning Youth & Family Services’ Ashby House in Placerville.

The unit was joined by firefighters with the Cameron Park Fire Department and Diamond Springs-El Dorado Fire Protection District, who on Wednesday morning made trip after trip from their fire trucks to the Ashby House, putting presents under the youth shelter’s Christmas tree.

“This is incredible. This is so amazing,” said New Morning Executive Director Victor Antonio.

The presents consisted of gifts for kids of all ages and were all donated by community members. Gift cards and checks were also dropped off.

“This event is important for us because the community does a lot for us,” said Cal Fire AEU Fire Capt. Nick Pimlott. “We take pride in serving our community.”