Firefighters and other volunteers pack up food, clothes and gifts for kids in Appalachia
Strongsville firefighters and other volunteers are on their way to a poverty-stricken region of Appalachia to deliver food, clothing and gifts to needy kids for Christmas. The effort is overseen by We Care, a Strongsville-based charity that for the last 22 years has tried to make Christmas special for children in a rural part of West Virginia. Group leader Terry Evans said the kids would otherwise have no gifts or dinner on the holiday. Strongsville firefighters typically volunteer to drive the truck, and always are on hand to help load it with donated shoes, coats, clothing, food and toys.