Letter to the Editor: Gifts to Salvation Army made the holidays more joyful for many

A variety of gift items available at the Salvation Army’s Christmas food and toy distribution event. (Dec. 17, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times
A variety of gift items available at the Salvation Army’s Christmas food and toy distribution event. (Dec. 17, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Dear Friends

Because of your generosity, The Salvation Army was able to make this holiday season more joyful for many of our neighbors in Cordova! Thanksgiving food boxes fed 142 people and food and toys were given at Christmas to 174people. We appreciate each person’s contribution, whether time, talent or resources to make this happen! 

The spirit of giving was evidenced by volunteers ringing bells at the Red Kettles under Chip Ethier’s leadership, stocking shelves at the food pantry, setting up the toy shop, and food and toy collection drives. 

Special thanks go to our local volunteer Service Committee, including Debra Ethier, Robbe Gilmore, Darrel Olsen, Steve Leppert and Bree Mills. If you’re interested in helping, please feel free to talk with them or contact me at 907-339-3440.

As we look forward to a New Year, The Salvation Army is eager to continue serving the people of Cordova. And with your support, we will continue Doing the Most Good for those in need.

God bless you!

Jenni Ragland
Service Extension Director
The Salvation Army Alaska Division

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