BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- GHS Federal Credit Union held a Toys for Tots event at its Front Street office to encourage locals to drop off gifts for kids this holiday season. The event ran from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. GHS is collecting new, unwrapped toys through Monday, Dec. 18. For the GHS Branch Operations Manager, James Warneck, it's a cause close to his heart. "It's important for the kids to have the joy of opening a gift through the holidays.
OWEGO (WBNG) -- A teen center in Owego is collecting food this holiday season for those in need. Chuck Relyea is the founder of Joshua's House, a community center for teens. The center helps those who are struggling and in need of a support system. "Drug abuse issues, depression issues...we basically just give them a space to be safe," said Relyea. During this holiday season, Relyea started a canned food challenge. He said, "It was an opportunity to get the kids to be giving rather than receiving."
DRYDEN (WBNG) -- The "Village of the Damned" documentary series is getting a lot of attention by Dryden residents, but not for a good reason. The docuseries is aired by Investigation Discovery. It's based on the tragedy that plagued the small village over two decades ago. "It's really profiting off people's misery and what's the point. If they want to come and do a documentary about Dryden. We have a whole lot of good things that we can talk about," said Dryden Town Supervisor Jason Liefer.
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Selecting a term
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