A former marine who works to collect thousands of toys for kids each Christmas is getting a big "thank you."
FOX 29 first introduced you to Bill Wilson in December. The 74-year-old former Marine's home is transformed every year into a Santa's workshop and is filled with thousands of toys collected for Toys for Tots.
This year, Wilson and his volunteers collected more than 37,000 toys for 12,000 kids.
Wilson would have taken a simple thank you for his efforts, but instead, he was named the winner of an area furniture giveaway.
A volunteer nominated Wilson for the "Mealey's Houseful of Furniture" giveaway.
Wilson's efforts made him an easy choice for a winner.
Wilson's Mt. Laurel townhouse hadn't had any new furniture in it since 1978, but come January 9th, he'll be the proud owner of a new living room, dining room and bedroom set.
You can watch the story in the video above.
Thursday weather looks damp and stormy. It will be mild and muggy to start with spotty showers early followed by afternoon and evening storms. Highs in the upper 70s with winds out of the SW 5-10 mph. Some of the storms will produce locally heavy rain and gusty winds.
This system is from the same cold front that caused the midwest tornadoes. It will also usher in cooler air for the holiday weekend.