Salvation Army hopes for big finish to drive

Ring in the new year with The Salvation Army

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This is why he says he's been ringing bells for eleven Christmases.

Area law enforcement will help direct traffic near the Corps Offices on Stoner Avenue. "The holidays are a time of giving and remind us that many in our hometown need help".

The Winston-Salem area Salvation Army is helping thousands of families with their annual Angel Tree Program. "We're a little bit behind this year, just under 60 percent of our goal".

"When you get a list for a 4-year-old and they say 'pajamas, trousers socks, ' you think, 'Oh my gosh.' You just take it for granted that everyone has what they need, and that certainly isn't the case", said Tow of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

"For those not able to help financially this Christmas, volunteering is a great way to give back as well", added McKenzie.

The Salvation Army's Western Pennsylvania Divisional Headquarters sent up a trailer and tent Thursday afternoon to be used as a donation station in the parking lot off Park Avenue.

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"We're trying everything we can to get the word out about what we're doing, why we're doing it", Bowers said.

"It's even affecting the Angel Tree (donations)", she said. "People are really receptive to us and they thank us for all we do".

The Red Kettle drive dates back to 1891 when Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee anxious about people going hungry in San Francisco.

"We are excited about the response of the community to the Kettle Campaign this year". "We're out here to do our part and help solicit and obtain contributions to allow the Salvation Army to have better success".

"We set a goal of $370,000 this year, and we're probably going to come up $20,000 short", Costas said."Last week because of the snow, we lost about $11,000 just here in Greenville county".

Fewer people have been out and about in the very cold days more recently, too, Douglas said.

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