Riggs Ambulance Service said it will provide extra help to families in Merced County in Operation Give Hope.
Developed by the emergency medical dispatchers, Operation Give Hope will deliver Christmas presents and Save Mart gift cards to various families.
Riggs asked the Merced County Community Action Agency to find families who needed extra help this year. Each of the eight families selected will receive three Christmas presents for each child in the family and a $100 Save Mart gift card for a Christmas dinner.
On Friday, Riggs will deliver the holiday gifts for the families selected by Operation Give Hope.