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Hackensack firefighters buy Christmas presents for disadvantaged youngsters

Photo Credit: Courtesy HACKENSACK FD
Photo Credit: Courtesy HACKENSACK FD

SHOUT OUT: Hackensack firefighters today bought Christmas toys and other presents for 50 disadvantaged children — many of them without parents — ranging in age from three months to 17 years old.

“The looks on the kids faces when they receive their gifts will be priceless,” said John Taylor, vice-president of IAFF Local 3172, which teamed up with Local 2081 for the purchases.

The children are with Youth Consultation Services (YCS) of Bergen County in Hackensack.

“Most if not all of these kids do not have parents, or they have been takes away from their parents,” Fire Lt. Justin Derevyanik said. “Members of the department wanted the children to be in the holiday spirit and were glad to assist YCS.”

PHOTOS: Courtesy HACKENSACK FD

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