Community gives $220K worth of goods for Lewiston charity

3:41 PM, May 8, 2013   |    comments
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LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - In two fires in Lewiston last week, 179 people were left homeless. The arsons destroyed many of their belongings.

On Sunday, residents organized a Stuff The Bus campaign, asking people to come out and donate their goods and cash to help the fire victims rebuild their homes.

They filled three buses with clothes, furniture, toys and anything that could help rebuild a home.

See the Story: Community stuffs buses with donations for Lewiston fire victims

Organizers of the drive took the goods to the Salvation Army on Monday morning. The Salvation Army tallied the goods and says they collected more than $220,000 worth of items.

That's on top of $3,345.80 that's been donated to the Salvation Army in cash.


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