29 Dec We thank the Williams Lake community for helping us meet that need
To all who volunteered their time and sponsored with their resources this Christmas season with The Salvation Army Christmas Cheer campaign by manning kettles, assembling toy hampers and cooking/serving the Christmas Dinner and by monetary donations.
A heart felt thank-you also goes to everyone who donated so generously to the campaign. The kettles raised over sixty-nine thousand dollars and an additional eighty nine thousand dollars was brought directly into the office.
The City of Williams Lake, The Williams Lake Tribune, Fire Department, local RCMP, schools, banks, businesses, stores, clubs, service groups, and many individuals helped to make this Christmas a better time for those needing assistance. 27 families were graciously sponsored this year through our “Adopt a Family” program by various local businesses and private families. Thank you to “the angels” in our community for purchasing gifts off our Christmas Angel tree, and thank you The Realm of Toys, Winners and Walmart for hosting them.
Special thank you to our mayor Walt Cobb for his input, support and commitment during the year.
With volunteers’ help and generous donations of goods and finances, the Salvation Army has served over 454 adults and 187children this Christmas season. Through the months of January to December 2020 our Community and Family Services has provided direct assistance to over 3,928 individuals through our Share Shelf, Emergency Relief, voucher and Drop In Programming. 15,157 meals were served through our kitchen, and over 1,514 families received regular monthly hampers through our Food Bank.
The food bank shelves are always in need of supplies which will allow us to continue assisting those in need. It is only through the generosity of this community that we can accomplish this.
We thank the Williams Lake community for helping us meet that need.