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Salvation Army seeks volunteers for Angel Tree program

The “miracle” of Christmas is repeated over and over again through the joy of caring and sharing.

The traditional red kettle is an integral part of the Christmas scene, with millions of dollars donated each year around the world to aid needy families, seniors and the homeless in keeping with the spirit of the season.

The Salvation Army endeavors to share the message of mercy and grace given to us by our Savior, Jesus Christ, whose birth we celebrate during Christmas. Your gifts at Christmas fund our ongoing ministry of giving to struggling families throughout the year.

Last year, we were overwhelmed by your response when we added the Christmas Food Box Project to our ministry. This year, God has graciously answered our prayers and has provided some very generous volunteers who have offered to coordinate other community volunteers who will assistance with an Angel Tree gift giving program.

If we are able to recruit enough volunteers, along with the Christmas Food Box donations, we will be gathering, wrapping and distributing gifts for the children and seniors of the 300 or so families whom we anticipate will need assistance this Christmas season.

We are holding an informational meeting to provide interested parties with a list of our specific volunteer needs and a schedule of tasks that need to be accomplished in order to make this program a success.

Please join us at 6 p.m on Monday, Oct. 17, at the Nurturing Center located at 802 Rosita St., on the north side of U.S. 160, across from the Ruby Sisson Library.

If you have any questions, call Lily Tarbet at the Nurturing Center, (970) 507-7093, or Anna Harbison at 264-6957.

Thank you in advance for donating your time, talent and treasure.

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