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We wanted to write a letter to the community expressing our thoughts on the recent Christmas efforts at The Salvation Army.

As we sat in the office going through statistics and financial totals, the same thoughts kept going through our minds that were heard over and over throughout the holiday season: “I know it’s not much, but I hope it helps.” It has prompted us to let people know that every little bit does a great deal.

Because of the willingness of our local community to lend a helping hand in so many ways, The Salvation Army was able to help more than 4,058 individuals this Christmas. More than 1,185 families were helped because of the generosity of others. Each donation placed in a red kettle helped us to raise more than $93,000 toward our goal of $120,000.

We have received a few cards and notes that said if it hadn’t been for what they received from The Salvation Army, they may not have been able to have a Christmas this year.

Thank you residents of Lima for helping us to help others and continue the mission of The Salvation Army to keep our “Heart to God and Hand to Man.” If you would still like to donate to the Red Kettle Campaign, it isn’t too late. We will be accepting those funds through the month of January. You can mail or drop off any additional funds to The Salvation Army, 614 E. Market St., P.O. Box 234, Lima, OH 45804. Remember, nothing you do is too small to make a difference for someone else.

— Majors Jeff & Debbie Stacy

Corps Officers/Pastors

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