Salvation Army Doesn't Have Enough Toys for Pre-Teens

Salvation Army Doesn't Have Enough Toys for Pre-Teens

Salvation Army Doesn't Have Enough Toys for Pre-Teens

Ultimately, last year's campaign fell slightly short of the goal, bringing in $73,400.

After the Christmas season, a donor typically purchases the coins from the Salvation Army, said Alyse Gossman, the organization's director of development.

Food donations for the holidays will need to be done via gift cards and vouchers, as collecting and sorting toys will not allow enough time for food collection, sorting and distribution, according to Donna Fencik, spokeswoman for The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Headquarters.

"The things that Salvation Army does for our community and our nation are great", Guadalupe County Sheriff Arnold Zwicke said. "It is also important for us to have that resource for when we find that person stranded in Guadalupe County or that person without a home, it makes our job easier".

"We love to talk with people", Bowers said.

The weather is always a factor in the amount raised, Moore agreed.

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"We went through a lot this year, and I always look at it like it could always be worse, we have been without utilities for a couple months now, and I'm still very blessed, when I wake up in the morning and I get to do this", Roach said. "People are really receptive to us and they thank us for all we do".

Moore said total donations may also be impacted by the closure of Food 4 Less this year.

James Brown, who heads the Meadville unit along with his wife, Lori Brown, discovered the building full of smoke when he arrived shortly after 7 The Salvation Army at 1087 Park Ave.

No matter the weather or size of the donations, Douglas said she'll be there, ringing her bell and smiling at customers, as she was at the Marietta Walmart on Thursday.

"If they want to dress up or play Christmas music, I encourage that", she said. "I just put layers on".

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