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Sioux City firefighters give back to the community

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Check for $1,000 presented by Sioux City Fire Union to 3 local charities. Check for $1,000 presented by Sioux City Fire Union to 3 local charities.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Members of Sioux City's firefighters union say the call of duty goes beyond helping people in an emergency.  That's why they've set up a community fund to give back.

The Sioux City Professional Firefighters union presented three one-thousand dollar checks to local charities Thursday.  The recipients included the Food Bank of Siouxland, the Sioux City Gospel Mission, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

"It's a priority for fire service personnel to help in the community, communities they serve, with some of the shortcomings there are, and its just a great way through these organizations, and the organizations that we give to, to fill that need," Garrett Soldati said.

To raise the money, firefighters spend parts of the year volunteering at various events.

This year they were able to raise more than $27,000.

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