Teen helps fire victims at Christmas


Last updated 1/3/2008 at Noon

Girl Scout Ashley Le Blanc and her father unload the family

FALLBROOK — Sixteen-year-old Ashley LeBlanc, a high school student in Riverside County, had a keen desire to help the victims of the recent firestorm in Fallbrook, especially those at Valley Oaks Mobile Home Park.

When LeBlanc realized some families might not be able to celebrate the holiday season in their usual manner, she became a modern day Santa Claus.

A Girl Scout since her early youth, LeBlanc earned the Gold Award (equivalent to the Eagle Scout designation in the Boy Scouts) for her endeavor.

The 300 toys secured for the cause were donated by LeBlanc’s fellow students, teache...

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