Salvation Army gets ready for holidays; Volunteers to serve Thanksgiving meals

Published 10:20 am Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Salvation Army is gearing up for a big Thanksgiving and a bigger holiday season.



The annual Salvation Army Thanksgiving meal will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Salvation Army volunteers will deliver meals after that, according to Lt. David Amick.

“There’s been quite a few donations,” he said.

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Amick expects volunteers to serve 100 to 150 meals on Thanksgiving day.

The Salvation Army won’t rest after Thursday, however. Volunteers already are preparing for this year’s Angel Tree gift donations to children in need.

“We have an Angel Tree at Walmart and an Angel Tree at Shopko,” Amick said.

Residents who qualify can sign up at the Salvation Army from Dec. 2 to 11. Amick expects to serve about 700 families this year.

The Salvation Army Kettle Drive also kicked off earlier this month with a goal of $125,000.