Williamsburg Cash Express is asking for the public’s help in order to make Christmas a little merrier for the less fortunate.
On Monday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cash Express will be attempting to fill a police cruiser and a fire truck with gently used toys, coats and clothing or with non-perishable food items.
Third-District Constable Dorman Patrick Jr. will be allowing the use of his police cruiser for the event, and Emlyn Volunteer Fire Department will be providing a rescue truck.
“We are going to try and fill them up in order to give back to the community,” said Kim Vanover, store manager.
While this is the 13th year for the toy and coat drive, Vanover said this is the first time organizers have tried to fill one, let alone two vehicles with items.
Proceeds from the annual drive are usually donated to the Patterson Creek Volunteer Fire Department for distribution to the less fortunate.
“They have angel trees and kids in their community, who they make Christmas boxes for. The stuff we give them goes towards making Christmas presents for children,” Vanover noted.
Vanover said that if Cash Express can get additional donations, it would like to donate to several groups.
The event will take place outside of Williamsburg Cash Express, which is located at 965 S. US25W at the Cumberland Regional Mall.
For more information about the drive, contact Cash Express at 539-0174.