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Volunteers deliver Christmas boxes to homeless

Ruenette Melton Ruenette Melton
Volunteers braved the rain to help homeless men, women and children in Albany.

Dee and Doc Melton Senior Cultural Visions gave out these Christmas gift boxes to those in need Tuesday. 

For two weeks they collected toiletries, hats, and socks outside the Dollar Tree. Volunteers made up nearly 200 boxes and handed them out.

"I've been overwhelmed with this stuff, almost speechless. Because we have gathered so many items and met so many people who are very concerned about what is going on all over the world," said Ruenette Melton.

The group has been serving the community for five years, but this is the first year they held a drive like this for the homeless.

Organizers hope to make it an annual event.

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