Letters to the Editor

Kettle campaign a success

The number of families and singles who found themselves struggling to make it through the Christmas season continues to nearly double each year.
Last year, the Salvation Army Surrey’s Christmas campaign was an amazing show of community support of our motto, “Giving Hope Today” to North Surrey, Cloverdale, North Delta and South Surrey residents. The total hampers, toys and Christmas gifts given last year touched over 5,000 people.
Special thanks to Wal-Mart, Save On Foods, Dams Ford, Rogers Cellular, Costco and The Leader newspaper. We also want to say “thank you” to every person who gave at the kettles, all of the establishments who allowed us to have a presence there, the members of the service clubs who volunteered, businesses and stores who gave of their goods and services, and all our treasured volunteers. We could not have done it without all of you.
Our ongoing hamper and drop-in food program sees over 300 families seeking our assistance weekly.
The success of 2010’s kettle campaign allows us to offer new programs available to the community in 2011, such as Community Serve, single parenting support, monthly Day of Hope, etc.
If you have any questions about any of the above programs, please call 604-507-4860.

Steven Skeen

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