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The Salvation Army is helping others for the holidays


Photo courtesy of John Birks

Items donated to and purchased by the Salvation Army are stocked for families in need.

The Salvation Army successfully distributed 90 food boxes for families in need during Thanksgiving last month. The number grew slightly from last year's total of 72 distributed turkey dinners.

Last year for Christmas, the organization helped just under 80 families with food boxes. But the local Salvation Army already has 97 families signed up this year, according to Lieutenant Mysti Birks.

"What it really comes down to is that everybody needs help at some point in their life," she says. "Just because you're in a situation now where you need help it doesn't make you any less of a person, an...

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