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Lower Valley Ambulance medics plan 'stuff an ambulance' toy drive

Brian C. Rittmeyer
| Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, 11:30 a.m.

Paramedics with Lower Valley Ambulance Service are calling on the community to help them fill an ambulance with toys to benefit Toys for Tots.

The authority and its union, the International Association of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics Local 150, will be collecting new and unwrapped toys from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 25 in the parking lot at the Giant Eagle Express and Target in Harmar, said Dan Copeland, an EMT and union vice president.

Donated toys will go to the Allegheny Valley Marine Corps League.

It's the first time the ambulance authority has conducted such a toy drive, Copeland said.

“We wanted to do a community service project,” he said. “It lets the community know we're still here answering calls and we're a vital part of the community.”

Their goal is to fill the ambulance with toys, Copeland said.

“We hope people have generosity and the means to help support some needy families in the community,” he said.

For information, call the ambulance authority at 724-274-4155.

Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4701, brittmeyer@tribweb.com or on Twitter @BCRittmeyer.

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