To the editor:
We would like to thank all the people who made our Christmas effort at the Salvation Army a success this year. Without our wonderful community it could not have been done. Your donations of food, toys, time and finances all combined to make the effort possible.
A special thanks goes out to the volunteers who have generously of their time to help in the sorting of food and packing of bags for the various sizes of families as well as those who help with the collecting and sorting of the toys. Thanks also go to those who helped with the nursing home visits, those who rang bells at the stores and those who donated handmade items.
Finally we wish to thank those who assisted on the distribution day with escorting clients with a cheerful smile. It was a good but hectic day that really lighted the load and made it a pleasurable experience for those receiving the food and toys.
Finally we with to thank the business who allowed us to have kettles at their doors and those who allowed the small kettles on their counters. Area stores also assisted with acquiring the food that was needed to plug the gaps in the food bags.
In these troubled economic times this community showed it's concern for those less fortunate than themselves. We are truly blessed to have the support of this community and wish you the happiest and healthiest time in the new year to come. May God's blessings be with you in 2014.
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Major Mark Brown
The Salvation Army