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It’s that time of year again: fall is in the air, the leaves are dropping and we are all gearing up for the holidays. Unfortunately, the harsh reality for many Shasta County residents is that they will not be able to enjoy this holiday season, let alone a holiday meal. The local Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign will begin the day after Thanksgiving. The organization still needs bell ringers to help the community.
With the help and partnership from the community, last year’s holiday Red Kettle Outreach was met with success. The Salvation Army was able to provide holiday assistance for over 4,800 people in Shasta County.
Volunteers can sign up this year by downloading a volunteer form from the website http://www1.usw.salvationarmy.org/usw/www_usw_delorodiv.nsf/0/BF2D426F495420BA882577C30060C4C5/$file/volunteer%20form.pdf or calling Sylvia for more information @ (530) 222-2207, extension 18.
About Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. In 2009,
4,965 people provided with holiday assistance. Also last year, the Shasta County Chapter: helped 2,398 people with Thanksgiving food and 2,567 with Christmas food, gave toys to 1,235 children, sent 45 children to summer camp, and served a total of 9,858 people through Social Services, for a total of $250,239 in goods given to clients.
-from press release
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