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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down - Dec. 29

December 29, 2012

Thumbs up to all the volunteers and organizers and people who donated gifts, food and money toward the Christmas dinners held in Hagerstown, Williamsport, Charles Town, W.Va., and Chambersburg, Pa., on Tuesday. Your selflessness and dedication to helping others speaks volumes.


Thumbs up to the community members who came to the aid of the family that lost its home and many of its belongings in a Big Pool Road fire on Dec. 22. People donated money and clothes to the family, which included four adults and one child.


Thumbs up to the owner of a home on Indian Springs Road near Clear Spring who reportedly agreed to donate the first three months rent to the family mentioned above until the family gets back on its feet.


Thumbs up to the hundreds of volunteers who donated their time for the 11th Lend-A-Hand dinner on Christmas Eve. The event,  sponsored by the Meritus Medical Center’s medical staff and Medical Emergency Professionals, resulted in the serving of about 2,300 dinners to Washington County residents.

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