Help Odessa’s Salvation Army spread joy this year

November 28, 2018

Donations have started rolling in for the 24th year of the Empty Stocking Fund, which has a $100,000 goal that won’t be met without you. Funds stay in Ector County and go to help needy families like that of Celia, not her real name.

Celia is a grandmother who lost her daughter and became the sole support for her daughter’s two children. This Odessa grandmother and her family can be helped through the Empty Stocking Fund, an annual fundraising effort by the Odessa American and The Salvation Army.

Empty Stocking Funds go for a good holiday meal and small gifts under the tree. Donations to the Empty Stocking Fund may be mailed or delivered to the Salvation Army Community Center, 810 E. 11th St., or the Odessa American, 222 E. Fourth St.

ZIP codes for both are 79761. Call the Salvation Army at 332-0738.

The Empty Stocking Fund was created by the Odessa American in 1995 and has raised more than $1.8 million.

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