Christmas is over.
The presents have been given from the Angel Tree program, senior centers received their gifts, emergency cases were filled and hundreds of turkeys and hams and toiletry boxes were handed out as well (from Feed the Children).
Making sure more than 2,000 families have a Merry Christmas is a huge undertaking. Hundreds and hundreds of volunteers man the Angel Tree at Penn Square Mall, help sort and intake gifts at The Christmas Distribution Center, make pick ups of other gifts from corporations, make sure every gift goes to the right child and helps to bring the gifts to families who arrive.
Thousands of hours of bellringing were conducted and more than $100,000 was raised through our volunteer and paid Bellringers. All that money goes to help feed and shelter and provide hope to your neighbors.
Although stressful and busy, I think this is the time of year when the world can see what The Salvation Army does every year, and also all year round.
Hope everyone had a merry Christmas and here’s to a blessed new year!
Thank you, everyone, for your support.