Updated: Thursday, 15 Nov 2012, 6:37 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 15 Nov 2012, 6:37 PM EST
MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- The sluggish economy, along with Superstorm Sandy has really stretched families to their limits so Firefighters in Milford are making sure kids have something under the tree this year.
Hidden among the debris that still lines the Milford coastline are damaged toys.
"A lot of the homes you can see the toys were washed out. Sometimes miles away you can see Barbie's and teddy bears, items kids play with a on a daily basis that they no longer have," Mayor Ben Blake said.
To add to that, the holidays are just around the corner and the demand for donated toys is expected to nearly double to about 600 families asking for holiday help.
"There is definitely families in need, we know that. We know the need this year is going to be greater," Jason Hall of the Milford Fire Dept. said.
The hope is that parents stressed by the damage done by Superstorm Sandy will come forward and register to be sure their child receives a toy this season.
"The coastline area has been destroyed and we hope those people will reach out if they need help. Please ask, ____ said.
New unwrapped toys can be dropped off at any Milford Fire Department.