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Bronx kids get toys from Santa in honor of slain EMT

Bronx kids get toys from Santa in honor of slain EMT
Arroyo’s family members dressed like Santa and Mrs. Claus and handed out toys to more than 2,000 children, who lined up with their families outside the playground named after the heroic EMT Wednesday afternoon.

xml:space="preserve"> xml:space="preserve"> Pandemic or not, Santa Claus delivered thousands of toys to children in the Bronx — all in the name of slain FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo.This year’s annual Yadira Arroyo toy giveaway in the Bronx, at the Yadira Arroyo Playground at 1954 Watson Ave.Arroyo, a 14-year veteran, was killed by a career criminal who stole her ambulance and struck her with it on March 16, 2017 in Soundview.Arroyo’s family members dressed like Santa and Mrs.

Claus and handed out toys to more than 2,000 children who lined up with their families outside the playground named after the heroic first responder Wednesday afternoon.By 1 o’clock the lines were around the corner, so we started right away,” said former EMS union head Israel Miranda, who helped organize the annual event and lined up an anonymous angel donor.

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