Ogdensburg Salvation Army offering holiday assistance to families in need
The Salvation Army of Ogdensburg has set up an Angel Tree in Ogdensburg’s Walmart seeking children’s clothing donations for their Christmas program. Walmart employee Jill Cartagena holds a tag from the Angel Tree listing a child’s age and clothing size. NCNow photo.
OGDENSBURG – Applications for holiday assistance, donations of clothing and toys, and volunteers are being sought by the Ogdensburg Salvation Army.Applications for the holiday assistance program for those in need are being taken through December 8 by the Salvation Army of Ogdensburg.
The program provides food for families and individuals in need, including seniors. In addition, the program gives toys and clothing to children up to age 18.
The Marine “Toys for Tots” is again assisting in providing toys for children.
“Adopt a Family” is a new program this year started by Major Patti Murray and Captain Scott Murray, new pastors of the Ogdensburg’s Salvation Army.
Organizations, businesses, or individuals wishing to purchase clothing, toys, and a Christmas meal for a family in need can decide the size of the family they wish to help.
An Angel Tree is just inside the entrance to Walmart in Ogdensburg for those wishing to buy clothing for an individual child. Tags with a child’s age and clothing size can be selected from the Angel Tree to buy for a child.
The annual Red Kettle Campaign is now in Kinney Drugs, Price Chopper, Save-a-Lot and Walmart to collect donations to support the Salvation Army’s year-round program.
“Donations stay local. Around 87% of donations go to direct services – food, as well as nontraditional services like utilities, rental assistance, and co-pay for prescriptions,” said Captain Scott Murray.
“We are looking for volunteers to help on the Christmas distribution day to help people load up their cars with toys, food and clothing, said Major Patti Murray.
Contact the Salvation Army office at 315-393-3351 or visit their office at 401 Franklin St. to apply for assistance, select a family to help in the “Adopt a Family” program, or for more information.