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The Telegram
  • Anonymous girl drops off donation at Mohawk VFD

  • Donations to aid Mohawk Valley flood victims continue to pour in, including a donation from a 10- to 12-year-old girl.

    Mohawk Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dan Mabbet said Monday the girl stopped at the station Sunday afternoon and dropped off a bottle filled with $29.70 in change.

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  • Donations to aid Mohawk Valley flood victims continue to pour in, including a donation from a 10- to 12-year-old girl.
    Mohawk Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dan Mabbet said Monday the girl stopped at the station Sunday afternoon and dropped off a bottle filled with $29.70 in change.
    “The girl came in, dropped off the donation and left,” said Mabbet.
    He added the young girl asked to remain anonymous.
    “I wasn’t at the station when she came in, but I wish I was so I could have thanked her personally,” said Mabbet. “For a young girl to do this for her community and for her neighbors is just wonderful. This type of selfless act speaks highly of her.”
    He said the girl told volunteers the donation could be used to benefit the fire department or the flood victims. “The department is here to help people, which is why the money will be used to help the flood victims. Donations of all sizes are coming in from a number of sources to assist the fire department and the flood victims, but this one really stuck out. It would be great if the girl would come forward so I could thank her,” said Mabbet.
    The Mohawk fire station remains a disaster relief headquarters for residents where they are welcome to pick up bottled water, cleanup kits and other supplies.
    “The people of Mohawk have really come together since this began. They’ve helped each out and continue to be there for one another. I couldn’t be more proud to live in this community,” said Mabbet. “This disaster has brought out the best in a lot of people.”

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