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Salvation Army prepares for holiday season

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The Salvation Army is doing everything they can to help out those in need this holiday season.

After raising $180,000 dollars last year, the Aberdeen branch will try to raise $185,000 to help the less fortunate.

The program would like to give food, shelter, clothes, and gifts to those struggling. 

A concern of Major David Womack with the Salvation Army was the hurting economy and people not being able to donate, but he is confident the money will be raised.

"We believe the Salvation Army will make that goal," Womack said. "There are people in this community who are generous and see needs in our community."

The Salvation Army has more than 110 programs world-wide and has been around since 1865.

Womack says volunteers are a key reason the Salvation Army is able to thrive for nearly 150-years "Volunteers are the reason the Salvation is able to do what it does," Womack said. "They truly make this program."

Shirley Boschee has been a volunteer with the Salvation Army for close to ten years now, and loves it.

"It makes me feel good that I'm helping out," Boschee said.  "Makes me feel proud."

 

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