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Firefly Teaming up with Code Purple

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One of the many camping areas at the Firefly Music Festival site in Dover. (Photo: WBOC) One of the many camping areas at the Firefly Music Festival site in Dover. (Photo: WBOC)

DOVER, Del. (WBOC)- One festival's trash is a community organization's treasure. Kent County Code Purple is partnering with Dover's Firefly Music Festival.

Every year thousands of campers at Firefly leave behind lots of gear. Now they will be able to donate those items to Code Purple.

Code Purple provides shelter to area homeless people on nights of extreme cold.

Any leftover items can be tagged and left at campsite or bins at festival site exits.

"Instead of just letting the stuff go to waste or complaining on social media that it's such waste, these kids are so wasteful, we figured why not try to do something good with. So, we thought we'd gather up the materials and things and give them to people who can use them," said Jeff Dyer, pastor of Deep Water Church in Dover.

This year, even without a formal partnership, Code Purple volunteers collected six truckloads of stuff - mainly sleeping bags and tents. They cleaned and refurbished the items as necessary and provided them to homeless people in Kent County.

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