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Donation drive hopes to top last year’s 500 item collection

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The Marion County Fire Rescue is holding its annual Holiday Helpers donation drive. Rescue members will be collecting non-perishable food items, unwrapped toys, jackets, and other warm clothing for children from infants to teenagers. Marion County Fire Rescue Public Education Specialist Peveeta Persaud says they expect an increased demand for supplies because of the difficult economy.

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Donations can be dropped off at any of Marion County’s 24 fire stations through December 16th.

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Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

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