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Prescott Firefighters Charities helps array of local nonprofits

Courtesy photo<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Dr. Mark Costes, left, of Horizon Dental Group presents Travis McElwee and Erin Bennett of Prescott Firefighters’ Charities with a check for $596.23 Monday outside Prescott Fire Station 75 on Lee Boulevard while Billie Denike, chairwoman of Prescott Firefighters Charities, looks on looks on.

Courtesy photo<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Dr. Mark Costes, left, of Horizon Dental Group presents Travis McElwee and Erin Bennett of Prescott Firefighters’ Charities with a check for $596.23 Monday outside Prescott Fire Station 75 on Lee Boulevard while Billie Denike, chairwoman of Prescott Firefighters Charities, looks on looks on.

Dr. Mark Costes with Horizon Dental Group presented a check for $596.23 on Monday to Travis McElwee, Erin Bennett and Billie Denike with Prescott Firefighters' Charities outside Prescott Fire Station 75 on Lee Boulevard.

"We donate the proceeds from our community outreach program to a community group each month," said Ashley Evans, executive assistant to Costes. "In the past we've donated to the Prescott Valley K9 unit, or charities we feel are doing important work in our community."

Prescott Firefighters' Charities uses 100 percent of donations to help people in need in the community. The group has donated car seats to the Crisis Pregnancy Center, donated funds to the Prescott Fire Honor Guard, purchased gifts for children through the Salvation Army's Angel Tree, donated funds to Yavapai Food Bank, sponsored under-privileged children to join a bowling league, donated funds to Camp Courage for burn victims, and helped build a playhouse in conjunction with Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Prescott Firefighters' Charities has also helped clean Granite Creek Trail, set up the pool for Camp Courage Burn Camp, provided car seats for a single mother who had a vehicle fire, provided assistance to many families in need, and bought smoke alarms for people who had none in their homes.

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