Salvation Army tallies Christmas donations

More than 204,000 raised through red kettle campaign

Christmas generated some big numbers for the Salvation Army’s seasonal campaign.

Locally, its red kettles raised $204,000, and the money was put toward both holiday and year-round programs.

The Salvation Army also handed out 5,200 toys to 876 children. Most toy donations were generated by the three concerts by the CFB Esquimalt Naden band.

Sally Ann’s Christmas hamper program also provided bundles to 1,300 families, each containing enough for a Christmas breakfast, dinner and a little extra to start off the new year.

And the season isn’t over.

The sixth and final community meal will be served Jan. 19 at 525 Johnson St., and up to 350 people are expected to take part.



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