Salvation Army to help local families with donated Christmas gifts

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"They started bringing in toys the first of December and continued until (Monday)".

"The Salvation Army, I would say that they are really the true stewards of goodwill, no matter where you go around the world. we support what you do every single day", he said.

Between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. today, volunteers will be shopping at Target for gifts for Angel Tree recipients.

"These toys will help fill those angels who are missing or were not returned", said Maj.

All funds that are raised in Merrill during the kettle campaign stay in Merrill and are distributed through St. Vincent de Paul.

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"We're doing a little better than a year ago", Shaw said.

This year a Salvation Army Kettle App also enables donors to give to The Salvation Army through their mobile devices.

Christmas will be a lot brighter for many needy families, thanks to a toy drive at the Blue Springs Toyota plant, and a surprise donation from the automaker. "Do you have it?'" Captain Ken Chapman of the Salvation Army told Fox 23.

The big check was not a complete surprise to Daniel.

"Generally speaking, the last week is usually the best", she said. "Think about the work the Salvation Army is trying to do in our community by trying to do the most good for those in the most need".

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