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There’s a lot of talk around The Salvation Army about kids this time of year. Our legendary Christmas programs include a number of ways for do gooders to care for kids whose families can’t afford Christmas. But did you know that there are several programs which provide Christmas cheer for senior citizens who have few people in their lives left to care for their needs this time of year?
Like people, companies have values. And they often have hearts too. Two grocery stores and one beauty product company decided that they could do some good this Christmas season for people in need by going a little above and beyond.
Like all giving to The Salvation Army, it’s all about local. That’s one of many things people like best about us.
When you put money in the kettle or respond to a fundraising email or letter, your gift stays in your community to care for people who struggling to make ends meet.
The Salvation Army in California’s Bay Area, the San Francisco Police and Fire Departments, Slow Food USA, Oakland Fire Department, San Francisco Emergency Management department and Pacific Gas & Electric Company are getting together right now for the first-ever T.O.P Chef competition.
Earlier this week there was a massive structure fire in the Mission Bay District of San Francisco. Two teams of Salvation Army Emergency Disaster pros and volunteers were deployed immediately in mobile kitchens – about the size of a standard parcel delivery truck – to serve food, beverages and moral support to the 400 firefighters on hand and those evacuated from their apartments.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s guns, to be exact. One of his now-famous ‘guns’ was fashioned into a cake by the culinary artists at Village Baking Co & Cafe in Modesto, California and orders poured in. They have one last cake and are taking $10 donations from folks who want to be entered into a drawing to win it. The money raised will go to The Salvation Army Red Shield in Modesto.
Every December hundreds of thousands of kids in need get a toy through a Salvation Army program so they can have a Merry Christmas too! Do you ever wonder where all those toys come from? Sometimes the toys ride in on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle!
Captain Michael Paugh is The Salvation Army leader in Modesto, California. He and his wife Beth are responsible for several programs that serve people in need in the Central California town. Their hometown newspaper, the Modesto Bee, recently did a sweet story on Captain Michael’s brand new music ministry. Click here for a link to it.