A boy gives bags of donated food to Kimz Angels paramedic Vince Ford at the annual Fill the Ambulance for the less fortunate at Murrayville IGA, Dec. 18, 19.

Donors ‘Fill the Ambulance’ for Langley’s less fortunate

Annual campaign hosted by Kimz Angels collected food, toiletries, diapers and more outside Murrayville IGA, Dec. 18 and 19

Angels, young and old, lined up to ‘Fill the Ambulance’ for the less fortunate at Kimz Angels’ annual fundraiser outside the Murrayville IGA on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18 and 19.

Donations of food, clothing, toys, toiletries, diapers and cash came streaming in both days.

“Langley showed what a caring community it is this weekend,” said Kim Snow, founder of Kimz Angels.

Snow has been hosting the fill the ambulance campaign along with fellow angel Vince Ford, who is a paramedic, for years.

Other regular ‘Angel’ volunteers were there too, one dressed in a Santa suit.

Many children, with parents in tow, brought arms-full of groceries, toys and more to donate.

With Santa there, candy canes were handed out, little stuffed animals too. Ryker, the 17-month-old boy in desperate need of a kidney transplant, made a guest appearance on Saturday.

Several donations of gift cards were given to Ryker’s parents to help them a bit as they spend most of the time in hospital with Ryker.

One elderly woman, along with members of her family, arrived with four shopping carts full of donated food from IGA.

With tears in her eyes, she explained she had just lost her daughter and needed a way to give back in her honour.

Stories like that were told on both days, said Snow.

“It just warms my heart, so many people making a difference,” she said.

Kimz Angels was featured on JoyTV on Sunday and a young student documented the ambulance campaign and will air an edited version of the days on Kimz Angels website kimzangels.com.

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