• Police: Donated Christmas gifts for underprivileged kids stolen from Uniontown church

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    UNIONTOWN, Pa. - Police are investigating after more than 20 Christmas presents donated by church members intended for underprivileged kids were stolen from inside a Uniontown church.

    Pastor Ewing Marietta said most of the donated gifts, which are part of Liberty Baptist Church’s Tree of Angels outreach, were stolen from the ministry room.

    “This is devastating and shocking,” Marietta said. “We would like to think it was someone realizing there are families out there in need. Give those children the presents.”

    Marietta said he promises that the church will do whatever it takes to overcome the setback.

    “Even if I have to take it out of my own pocket, we’ll make sure the kids have a wonderful Christmas,” Marietta said.

    Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact police.

    Those interested in making a donation should call the church at (724) 437-2424.

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