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Burkburnett VFD raises money for Operation Santa Claus

BURKBURNETT, TX (KAUZ) -

Burkburnett's Volunteer Fire Department is in need of the communities help this holiday season. 

For many years the Fire Department has made sure kids around their response area have presents under their Christmas tree through their Operation Santa Claus program.

Len Nauman, division chief, said they want to make sure kids in the community have a good Christmas.

Every year they help around 122 families and almost 300 kids.

"This year our application process started about 10 days ago and we already have 50 families and 95 children," Nauman said. "By the time the application period ends I anticipate will have close to the normal numbers."

However, this year they found themselves on a tight budget.

Every year they spend between $7,000-$12,000 but as of now, they've raised around $4,500.

Cory Brinkley, assistant chief, said Operation Santa Claus is the most important fundraiser they do in Burkburnett.

"With our budget being low we want to make sure every kid is taken care of," said Brinkley.

For that reason, they are hosting a pancake feed on December 9th to help raise money.

"Come out and have pancakes and sausage and drinks. Will also have Santa Claus here with us," Brinkley said.

The event will be at Burkburnett's Fire Station on Davy Dr. and Peyton St. from 7 a.m. - 11 a.m 

Kids who attend will have a chance to take pictures with Santa Claus.

The community can also help by dropping off a new unwrapped toy.

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