Friday was Distribution Day and Capt. “We feel it important to respect their decision on the contract items”, Broughton said.
Applications for Christmas assistance were taken in the months of October and November.
The Salvation Army Family Services provides a valuable service to the people of Fernie and the surrounding areas that include referrals, connecting with other services in the valley and the Food Bank. Inside the box was also a poem, reading in part, “May the gift of joy and laughter find all the boys and girls, and may one silver bracelet buy lots of brand new toys”. “They are the ones who have sorted everything for each child and made sure that everything was ready to go for us”.
“We heard about it and Taz and the group asked me if I’d come down and my granddaughter says ‘oh, nonna, I want to help!”
“There’s less foot traffic in the shopping areas, people are shopping online, and many people don’t carry cash these days”, he said.
“I’ve been doing it for about 25 years, our company has been doing it for seven”. Of those 60 families 44 children will be receiving gifts.
“Christmas is going to happen”, Jackson said.
You’ve likely seen them around in numerous places this year.
The local Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle campaign is a drive to raise $800,000 for its efforts of serving those in need.
More than 2100 angels were adopted this year.
“We do have a shortage of people working at the kettles, and we found that there are just a number of people that are hurting and can’t give as much this year”, said Cpt.
The Salvation Army of Onondaga County needs just under $150,000 to fund 40 programs across the county.