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Be Santa to a Senior

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- Cedar Rapids Firefighters are trying to make the holidays a little brighter, and safer, for area seniors.

Next week, crews are delivering gifts and testing smoke alarms in more than ninety homes throughout the community.  The presents are donated by local families.  Eighteen trees were set up around the area so people could select a senior citizens name and purchase them a gift.

This is the fourth year firefighters have teamed up with Home Instead Senior Care for the "Be Santa to a Senior" program.  Last year, nearly eighty households participated in the event.  Firefighters installed fifteen new smoke alarms and replaced twenty batteries in existing alarms.

Fire department crews are scheduled to deliver gifts to participating residents throughout the three-day period of Monday, December 21st through Wednesday, December 23rd.

Online Reporter: Colleen O'Shaughnessy

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