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Gregory Volunteer FD holding birthday parades for residents

Posted at 9:22 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 10:22:44-04

GREGORY, TEXAS — As we continue to practice social distancing during COVID 19, many people who have birthdays during these months are missing out on the real birthday experience.

A few fire departments across the country have done what they could to help kids celebrate their birthdays without the party and crowd of family and friends.

One mom realized her son wouldn't have the opportunity to be with family this year so she requested the volunteer fire department in Gregory do something special.

Chief Jesus Garza said he decided to grab all of the fire trucks at the department and hold a parade for the little boy.

This act of kindness got Chief Garza thinking about helping other kids that have a birthday while in quarantine.

He wrote a Facebook Post, letting residents know that they will happily do a parade for someone's birthday. All he asks is a $1 donation to the department on their utility bill.

As a volunteer department, he says donations go a long way. "The dollar donation on the water bill is very important that's how we pay everything. our gas for the trucks, the water that we use in the station. our insurance, um our training that we go to school for, our training that we go to monthly."