Morgan in the Morning holds 2nd Christmas home invasion

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- One family in Charlottesville was about to cancel Christmas, until a local radio station and its loyal listeners stepped up.

It was the second annual Morgan in The Morning Christmas Home Invasion, with 99.7 CYK's Tom Morgan had listeners nominate a deserving family.

Once the family was chosen, it was time to put the plan in motion, to surprise the family with a Christmas they would never forget.

"We started this last year," said Morgan, the host of Morgan in the Morning. "We helped a family in Waynesboro, they were behind on bills, they weren't sure if they were going to have a Christmas. So we came through and delivered this huge surprise."

The family didn't just get the Christmas surprise and nearly $4,000 in gifts. Rooterman also stopped by to work on some plumbing inside the home.

"We checked out all the fixtures, all the plumbing systems to see if there was anything we identified being wrong, or having a problem," said Robert Harvey, The Lead Technician for Rooterman. "We changed out a couple toilets to what we call a comfort height, which makes it a little easier to use."

Morgan couldn't believe the turnout and the support he got to give another family a very Happy Holiday.

"It means the world, it shows that there is so much giving in this community, my friends and family are here to help this family," said Morgan. "You know we're all planning on having a Christmas. This particular family, they probably weren't planning on having a Christmas, due to financial reasons or unforeseeable circumstances, and so for all of us to come together is the true meaning of the Christmas spirit."

This family is especially deserving because they often help with the Salvation Army in Charlottesville and never complained about their own needs.

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