Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area commander, Major James Allison said the ribbon cutting and dissemination days are the highlight of the season.
“The residents of Navarro County can be so generous”, Romack said.
This is their biggest fundraiser of the year.
Applications for Christmas assistance were taken in October and November and were processed and placed on Angel Trees across the community. Meo adds, “I wish every person could experience the distribution day and see the end result of the weeks of work that go into making the Angel Tree program a success”.
Those who adopted a family and bought clothes, toys or other gifts, should bring the items to the Angel Tree in the Macy’s wing of Cross Creek Mall. “He loved Christmastime. He was always doing what he could to help out, and I just thought it would be a nice way to remember him and help out at the same time”. “We’ve all gone through tough times and it’s so great to know you have a place to turn when there is a crisis or when the utility bill can’t get paid”, Fleming said.
The Salvation Army will distribute the gifts to the families next week.
“In 1933 Franklin Roosevelt made owning gold illegal, and so to keep these you had to illegally keep them or many people sent them to relatives outside of the country”, Anderson said.
King said the applicants must qualify for support and go through a vetting process to ensure there is truly a need. “I still think without Kmart, we can hit the goal, I really do”. Salvation Army’s annual budget derives from the funds raised, he said. “Now the payoff is giving them out to the kids”.
Chairman of the Board Chris Martin said helping the children of Navarro County tugs at his heart strings. So this is my way to give back to the community.
Kettles are located outside local Price Chopper and Weis grocery stores as well as WalMart, Sam’s Club and Macy’s at the Oakdale Mall.
“As we enter the final days of the campaign, we’re praying for a Christmas miracle”, said Lt. Joseph Hansen.
Salvation Army receives unexpected coins inside red kettle in Rehoboth The Salvation Army says a woman dropped two antique coins that could be worth hundreds of dollars into one of its famous red kettles.