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Above (l-r), Firefighters Joe Appleton, Elliott Reyna, Alex Battistoni and Family Resoruce Center employees Amy Crippen, Sherilyn Stitt and Jessica Zuniga surrounded by the toys they gave out to children. [photo by Gary Meyer]
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Angels of warmth—(l-r) Pam McCain and Mitch Wood were delighted to give out several hundred coats. [photo by Gary Meyer]
By Gary Meyer
Over 100 bags of toys were given out to families in need on Wednesday, Dec. 18—just in time for Christmas. More than 200 children received toys in this event organized by Toys 4 Tots and Family Resource Center. Toys 4 Tots served children ages 0-13 and the Family Resource Center provided for those aged 14-17.
Warm coats were collected during November and December by State Farm Insurance and Pine Mountain Realty, then given out to families in need on the same day as Toys 4 Tots.
Mitch Wood and Pam McCain said they collected over 1,000 items and gave out over 300 during the day—more than 50 large bags full.
This is part of the December 27, 2013 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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