Peace Country folk are a charitable bunch, according to World Vision

There's been little doubt this holiday season that Peace Country folk are a charitable bunch.

From filling a 60-ton rock truck with groceries and stocking the shelves at Fort St. John Salvation Army to the brim, to cramming cruisers and vans with donations for the Women's Resource Society, to raising donations for food banks in Dawson Creek, residents young and old have pitched in tens of thousands of dollars.

But residents also give to those outside the region, according to new numbers from World Vision.

The charitable agency says in 2014, 21 residents in Dawson Creek gave $7,100 of life-changing items through the group, from medical supplies, to clean water, to education, to food and more.

In Fort St. John, 40 residents gave $15,000 worth of items.

The items were purchased through World Vision's annual gift catalogue for impoverished communities around the world.

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