Christmas Blessings from the Salvation Army
You see the Salvation Army workers at malls and busy areas around the county. Hopefully you were able to share some change with them in their buckets.
If you missed making a donation, you can still do that on their website!
What do they do with the funds that they collect for Christmas?
This is from their webiste – http://www.salvationarmyusa.org
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 to aid needy families, seniors, and the homeless, in keeping with the spirit of the season.
Donations provide Christmas dinners, clothing, and toys for families in need. Financial assistance also helps with basic necessities, along with seasonal aid. Families of prisoners often are included.
Volunteers distribute gifts to shut-ins in hospitals and nursing homes, and shelters are open for sit-down dinners. The Salvation Army endeavors to bring spiritual light and love to those it serves at Christmas so that the real meaning of the season is not forgotten.
Many families receive aid over a period of months after the Christmas season as well, people struggling with difficult family, emotional, or employment problems