Salvation Army in need of clothing donation for children

Lonna Iles volunteers as a Salvation Army bell ringer in front of a North Austin Walmart

Lonna Iles volunteers as a Salvation Army bell ringer in front of a North Austin Walmart

During the 2016 Christmas holidays, The Salvation Army assisted 3,976 people, gave 13,182 gifts and 1,088 Christmas food boxes to families in need.

The Holy Donut in Portland noted on its Facebook page that it asked the Salvation Army to provide kids' ages and sizes. "Red Kettle donations stay in the communities where they were donated". We have 16 days to show the needy in Tyler they have not been forgotten this Christmas season.

In 2014, a Boston widow donated her engagement and wedding rings to the Salvation Army along with a note saying the money from their sale "will buy toys for needy children", KSAT-TV reported. Hargis said 34 senior citizens applied for the program this year.

This year's goal is to raise $460,000, which is $5,000 more than last year.

Many residents who in previous years have extended a hand to low-income families have found themselves in need of a little extra help this holiday season.

Info is also available online at www.cksalvationarmy.org.

The work of preparing to deliver toys ramps up next week when toy packing takes place December 11-14, from 6-8 p.m.at a new location at 463 St. Clair St.in the former Fabricland building.

Public is urged to make a donation at their local red kettle to help make up the difference. For the past two years, The Toys for Tots program has partnered with The Salvation Army for one larger combined program.

The Salvation Army of Terre Haute has raised about $78,000 so far in this year's Red Kettle Campaign. This means money will have to be taken away from other Salvation Army programs.

Volunteer bell ringers are needed, in particular, for the Hilo Temple Corps.

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