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Fire and rescue officials donate fire truck to children

Published: Jun. 30, 2015 at 4:01 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 4, 2015 at 8:34 PM EDT
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RIEGELWOOD, NC (WECT) - Acme-Delco-Riegelwood Fire-Rescue made a special donation Tuesday.

The crew is donating one of their fire trucks to Santa's Hide A Way Hollow, an organization in Ohio, that works with seriously and terminally ill children and their families.

The group says many children ask to see Santa for a last Christmas as they near the end of their struggle. The organization helps by bringing children Christmas any time of year.

The fire truck will be used to drive kids around the property and also protect life flight helicopters as they land and take off.

The fire chief said he's thankful the 41-year-old truck will continue to serve people.

"We want to put it out to pasture so to speak, that would be more respectable and to us with as many blessings from the good Lord up above, we decided that this was a godly thing to do,"Chief Steve Camlin said.

One of Santa's elves was there to help bring the truck to Ohio. She said she's happy for the help.

"Mainly this truck is a gift to Santa so he can spread comfort and Christmas cheer to children who need comforting most," Gabby the Elf said.

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