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Garage Sale Benefits Operation Firefighter

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Today the Victoria Apartment Association held a garage sale for a good cause.
Newscenter 25's David Gibson went to see what the sale was all about.
Toni Stithem with Victoria apartment association says operation fire fighter helps families in need during the most wonderful time of the year.
"Operation Firefighter was started by the Victoria Apartment Association, Victoria County Fire Marshal's Office and the Victoria County Fire Department to help apartment families in need during Christmas," tells Toni Stithem,
During Christmas season Operation Firefighter will make sure people in need have a great Christmas Day.
"We will collect the toys, food, donations and go in the apartments. says Stithem. "The Firefighter Santa delivers to the kids and families on the fire trucks."
Last year they were able to help 20 families but now they want to do more.
"So the more donations we can get the more kids and families we can help," explains Stithem.
If you would like to donate you can reach out to Toni Stithem at 361-571-8664 or you can call the Victoria County Fire Marshal's office at 361-579-9103.
When you call you can also tell her where to put donation jars at.
Stithem wants these families to know people are there to lend a helping hand during the season of giving.. And hope.
"Somebody cares, that there is somebody there that cares and wants them to have a good Christmas," declares Stithem. "We want the kids to be able to have gifts on Christmas Day."
She adds it's a touching experience... And wants those hurting to know there are good people out there.
"It is very emotional house and makes you appreciate what you have when you get home. When you go into an apartment and there is nothing there and you give them something. There is a lot of tears, hugs  and crying and then the kids get to play with Santa. Then you come and realize what you have and how lucky you are.
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