Time is short, need is great at the holidays

DEAR EDITOR:

As the winter season jumps into high gear, the thousands of people in our Trumbull County community are filled with holiday cheer, while thousands more are reaching out to The Salvation Army for food, clothing and other basic needs.

To provide these services every year, we rely on donations from our Annual Red Kettle campaign. This year, our kettle goal is $130,000, and we are significantly below our goal with only a short time left in the giving season. As commanding officers of The Salvation Army of Warren, we see firsthand the hope and joy that we provide to so many seniors, single parents, veterans, homeless men and women and families in need.

Last year, we provided over 4,585 hot meals to people right here in Trumbull County, as well as 1,641 pantry orders.

With only a few weeks left, I urge my fellow residents to donate to our kettles, make an online donation at www.salvationarmyohio.org or to stop by The Salvation Army Corps at 270 Franklin St. SE., Warren.

With a little help from a lot of people, we can ensure that we are able to help feed empty stomachs and hungry souls this winter and all year long. Thank you for your consideration in helping us and helping others.

MAJORS DIANNA and

MIKE MORALES

Salvation Army

Warren Corps

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