Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New Bikes for Wildwoods Youth

This is such a heartwarming tale, courtesy of one of our heroes, John Lynch, and the generosity of the island's brave and caring firefighters.

It's amazing what can be accomplished when a community pulls together, especially to help those less fortunate. Just imagine the smiles on the faces of so many of the Wildwoods' children on Christmas morning when you read below.

And please support the Lunch With Lynch Foundation and the Lynch Who Stole Christmas... from the Grinch program. Toy and gift deadline is tomorrow - Thursday, December 22nd!


More than 35 dreams will come true for Wildwoods youth this holiday season, thanks to the "Lynch who Stole Christmas from the Grinch" Program.

The program, which annually delivers more than 300 Christmas gifts to at-risk children throughout the 5-mile island area each year, will continue its tradition in 2011 by delivering via local fire trucks, dozens of new bicycles to children located all over the island.

Jack Holland, past fire Chief of the Wildwood Crest Volunteer Fire Department (aka Buddy the Elf) challenged every Volunteer Fire Company on the Island to buy new bikes for the "Lynch Who Stole Christmas … from the Grynch" 2011 Christmas Drive.

In less than 5 hours, every Fire Department, along with the paid Fire Fighters of Wildwood FMBA 50, jumped on board to purchase bikes for the area’s most needy children,

The fleets fire trucks will meet on Tues., Dec. 20, at noon in front of the Wildwood Convention Center; and then travel via caravan to the local Wal-Mart store in Rio Grande, NJ to purchase 35 new bikes, which will be delivered this holiday season along with more then 300 other donated gifts, to at-risk children throughout the island.

For additional information, please contact John Lynch at 609-849-8887.

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