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Mount Clare Volunteer Fire Department Hosts Annual Santa Run

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Every year the Mount Clare Volunteer Fire Department hosts a food drive.

The Santa Run was held on Sunday and takes firefighters and Santa Claus up and down the streets of the Mount Clare area. The run is used to bring joy to children and help the needy.

"We do the Santa run every year. What it is we go out into the community and create a good relationship between the fire department and the community by passing out candy. We also collect food which we give to the Helping Hands House in Lost Creek to help the needy during this time of year," said Patrick Edmond, assistant fire chief.

The fire fighters started off at a local church and then hit all the corners of their community.

"Our first stop will be up here at the church when it lets out. Start there, and then we'll go all throughout the community, all the way to Lost Creek up to Horizons Church and back over to country club and cover the entire community that we serve," Edmond said.

All of the food donated during the Santa Run will go to the Helping Hands House in Lost Creek which helps anyone in need.

"We have all kinds of used clothing, household items, bedding, toys, anything you want. If you need it we have it at our house and its priced very reasonable. We help out those who have been burnt out those who have been flooded; if you have a need and don't have the funds for it we are there for you," said Joyce Jenkins, of the South Harrison Cooperative Parish.

The South Harrison Cooperative Parish sponsors the Helping Hands House.

Joyce Jenkins and Jerry Loyd are both involved with the house. They said the Santa Run really helps with the food pantry, but luckily it's usually fully stocked.

"We are very blessed. We have donations come in every week. Jerry works extra days up there through the week. We just continually have everything coming in. Food, clothing, anything that you would need in your home we have coming in and in an abundance," said Jenkins.

For more information on the Helping Hands House click here.