Salvation Army served 787 children at Christmas

January 16, 2019

FLORENCE, S.C. -- The Florence Corps of the Salvation Army raised money and helped more children for Christmas 2018 than they did for Christmas 2017.

For Christmas the Army assisted 787 children who were part of 327 families that were comprised of 1,243 people, Maj. Susan Rogers announced Wednesday.

To serve them the Army raised $85,515 for the year, about $10,000 more than it raised during its 2017 Red Kettle Campaign, she said.

The Army also had a supply of Walmart gift cards that were also distributed to help families during Christmas.

Rogers said volunteers visited area nursing homes and distributed 1,698 lap blankets that contained a pocket in them for a book or magazine and included an issue of the Army’s magazine to go with the blankets.

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