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First responders hold shopping events to provide Christmas for kids in need

The Metro-East Paramedics Association, MEPA, raised the funds for the Shop with the EMS event, allowing 16 local kids to go on shopping sprees for gifts for themselves and family members.

The O’Fallon Walmart was a busy place this past weekend, hosting not one, but two, shopping events held by local first responders designed to provide Christmas to less fortunate children.

On Saturday, the O’Fallon-Shiloh EMS held their second annual Shop with the EMS event, where 16 kids went on shopping sprees around the store, picking out gifts for themselves and their loved ones. The event is funded by the Metro-East Paramedics Association, MEPA.

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