Salvation Army Christmas distribution now complete

Salvation Army Christmas distribution now complete

Salvation Army Christmas distribution now complete

Some of those who gathered outside the Salvation Army's headquarters for the annual hamper distribution.

Captain Steve Stanert, Salvation Army said, "there are still Angel Tags on trees where a child has asked for something specific and I can't promise you that we're going to give them what they asked for".

"That puts that program in jeopardy", said Pilgrim.

Daily, the Salvation Army's Social Service Case Managers meet the critical basic needs of providing financial assistance and emotional support to families facing payments of utility, water shutoff and rent eviction notifications.

For three days, families will drive up to the warehouse, and the toys will be loaded into their vehicles, he said.

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"When you give to the Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and vulnerable people in your community", the Army said. The owners wish to remain anonymous, he said. "Their parents tell them to hurry, but it does no good". "We are extraordinarily grateful to them".

The Midland Salvation Army has rallied residents to donate toys, food and money to ensure less fortunate families in town can enjoy the holiday season. A group of about 20 volunteers is preparing the toys for the distribution.

"Right now, we're scrambling", Capt. James Brown, who heads the unit along with his wife, Capt. Lori Brown, said this morning. We will be providing toys for close to 7,000 local children again this Christmas.

"It's part of our service to others", said Hayes, a Dollar General employee.

Donations to the Kettle campaign will be accepted until December 23 at the following locations: Superstore, Intercity Shopping Centre, Grandview Mall, Walmart-Memorial Avenue, Walmart-County Fair, Walmart- Arthur Street Market and the LCBO locations at Arthur St., Thunder Centre, and Dawson Road and the Kiwanis Tree Lot while they are open.

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