Salvation Army looks back, ahead

Published 9:12 pm Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The Pike County Salvation Army’s fall camp stew sale was a great success, raising around $4,000 for the programs and services provided to those in need in the Pike County community.

Kim May, Salvation Army Service Center director, said people of Pike County are always supportive of the Salvation Army and their support is greatly appreciated.

“The Pike County Salvation Army provides services for friends and neighbors in need,” May said. “More Pike Countians are realizing that their support of the Salvation Army stays here in Pike County and that means we are able to do the most good in our community.”

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With the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season fast approaching, the Pike County Salvation Army has opportunities for the community to reach out to others through its Angel Tree program and also the Red Kettle Campaign.

May said the Angel Tree is up with angels to be adopted.

“Each angel’s age and wish-list are available and those who adopt may do so with the assurance that the families qualify for the assistance.

“The parents or guardians of each child go through an application process,” May said. “The parents/guardians must qualify to participate in the Angel Tree program. Those who would like to help make Christmas a memorable event for a child are encouraged to stop by the Service Center and Thrift Shop on South Brundidge Street and Adopt an Angel this Christmas season.”