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Local residents collect food and clothes for the needy

Posted at: 11/17/2012 11:26 PM

It's the time of the year for giving and there were a number of opportunities for people in our area to that on Saturday.

Volunteers collected food items for their annual "Fill the Ambulance" event at the Tops in Perinton. The Fairport High School hockey team even came out to show their support. Donna Hart, one of the organizers and president for the Perinton Volunteer Ambulance Core, says they hit overload status on food donations last year and were looking for another follow up performance this year. Organizers say the key to the event's success is the generous community.

"It's wonderful, living in the community, you see the generosity," says Hart. "Also individuals with the Perinton Volunteer Ambulance Core who donate their time with the core, so the community is very volunteering."

The 14th Annual Stuff-a-Bus clothing and food drive was also held around Monroe County on Saturday. Drop-off sites were set up at several locations including the Garden Factory in Gates, Doan Dodge in Greece, Hedgedorn's Market in Webster and all Three Uno Chicago Bar and Grille restaurants. The Uno in Victor on Saturday had tons of donated food and clothing collected in stuck inside a mini-school bus. All donations go to those in need.