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Santa Rosa police help save Halloween for kids affected by devastating California wildfires

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. -

Santa Rosa police officers helped save Halloween for more than 1,000 kids affected by the California wildfires by giving out free costumes on Friday.

The Santa Rosa Police Department held a costume giveaway for children who suffered from damaged or destroyed homes. The department asked for donations, and the response was overwhelming. The department reportedly received thousands of costume donations and Halloween treats. Donations came in from all over the country.

"This was a truly amazing event that couldn't have taken place without all of the generous donations. We had a storage facility full of costumes yesterday and more delivered today. At the end of the afternoon, there was almost nothing left!" the department wrote on its Facebook page.

Wildfires in Santa Rosa wiped out entire neighborhoods and burned over 245,000 acres of land.

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