Meadville community saves Christmas for 200 families

The city of Meadville is showing its holiday spirit in a big way.  As we first reported last week, the Meadville Salvation Army was hit by fire, which destroyed all of the food and toys that had been collected for 200 families this holiday season.

It didn't take long for the community to step up to the challenge of replacing all of those gifts. Today, volunteers were helping the Salvation Army to sort the hundreds of toys that have been donated in the last few days.  The toy pile is described as "massive".  Chipblaster President Greg Antoun says, "It's just been overwhelming how many people have stepped up and provided toys for these kids.  It's really been a neat thing."

A company called Chip Blaster offered up space for storage and to sort the toys.  The company president said the fire at the Salvation Army last week really brought the Meadville community together more than he ever thought possible.


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