State College Salvation Army in need of volunteers

Tammy Harvey
December 15, 2017

Payton has a stool he can sit down on if he gets exhausted but said it seems like the more steady people are coming in, "it gives me energy and I can stand up longer", he said.

Provincially, the campaign goal is to raise $4 million in an effort to feed, cloth and shelter individuals and families in need of support this season. Donations can also be submitted on the website through the end of the year to help meet the 2017 goal of $305,000. Unfortunately, with Christmas less than two weeks way, the Army's in desperate need of both your time and money. The IRA Charitable Rollover allows individuals who are 70 1/2 years old to donate up to $100,000 to charitable organizations directly from their IRA, without that donation being counted as taxable income when it is withdrawn.

Weekend weather in the Topeka area is expected to be pleasant - with highs around 60 degrees on Saturday.

But the Food Bank and The Salvation Army say in order to be able to lend a helping hand, they'll need the aid from others. Donations in Lawrence are down 36 percent, as well as Malden (50 percent) and Plymouth (34 percent).

Some of those who gathered outside the Salvation Army's headquarters for the annual hamper distribution. This year they are changing things up. It seems everywhere you go, you see The Salvation Army Bell Ringers collecting money for our local Corps. The concern we have, though, is the amount of young people coming through. Almost 25 million in the US receive assistance annually.

Community Garden: The Community Garden is located behind the Corps building and operates throughout the summer to provide fresh vegetables to the feeding program and to food distribution. However, to complete its compassionate mission, it truly needs your time and money.

Donations can also be made through the Free 98-1 Rockin' the Stockin' Toy Drive, which benefits the Salvation Army.

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