Birmingham Fire Department surprises hard working West End Academy students with secret Santa project

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Christmas will be a little brighter for some special students at West End Academy. The Birmingham Fire Department surprised 32 children with gifts and toys today.

The principal and faculty at West End Academy chose the children because they have maintained all A’s from kindergarten through fifth grade.

Birmingham Fire Chief Charles Gordon says it’s important to acknowledge their achievements in the classroom and give back

“When you can find students, that regardless of what their circumstances are, that keeps their studies up–which they have done throughout their enrollment–that’s just something that we should acknowledge,” Gordon said.

Birmingham Fire Department chose West End Academy for their annual secret Santa project.

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