SA kicks off season of giving

75 Thanksgiving dinner boxes handed out


November 26, 2020

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

Coast Guardsman DCC Daniel Howard stuffs Salvation Army Thanksgiving dinner boxes on Monday.

The Petersburg Salvation Army put together 75 boxes packed with all the fixings needed for a complete Thanksgiving dinner for local families and individuals in need.

Fifty-eight of the boxes went towards families and included turkeys that were donated by the Lutheran Church's women's group. The remaining boxes went to single individuals and included a Cornish game hen. All the food in the boxes were either donated or purchased with donated funds. Major Loni Upshaw said the Salvation Army spent about $2,000 on filling this year's boxes.

"If it wasn't for the financial donations from the co...

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