Christmas Toy drive aims to help those affected by Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence Christmas Toy Drive

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A Pender County family that lost their entire home and belongings is taking time to give back this holiday season.

The Lydon’s of Rocky Point and two other families have teamed up to create a hurricane toy drive for families affected by Hurricane Florence.

You can help by dropping off toys at the Ice House in Ogden through the entire week. Last year, 8-year-old Vyvienne Lydon stuffed stockings to give to the homeless and even though she and her family lost all of their belongings, she says its still important to help more than 600 kids in need this Christmas

“I feel like because other people are still living in tents and they can’t really buy anything for Christmas and they can’t afford stuff and so I like to give people other things even though I lost everything, it makes me feel special." said Vyvienne Lydon.

The families are also hosting a free meal along with crafts for hurricane victims on December 20th at Long Creek Farms.

“With the hurricane, there are so may displaced families that I have seen personally over the past few months that don’t have anything as far as day-to-day items nevermind Christmas and those with kids it will be a lot harder for them,” said Elizabeth Steed, one of the organizers.

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