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Details on Salvation Army's Christmas dinner

23 December, 2017, 01:13 | Author: Melinda Barton
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It is the season of giving, and one Oklahoman gave a little bit more than expected this Christmas.

That is because the Salvation Army's Christmas Family Feast is on Christmas Day.

The combined gold was valued at more than $7,000 by Tulsa Gold & Silver, which matched all red kettle donations during the past two Saturdays with $25,000.

Jason Hughes said most of the funds go toward the services they provide - helping people out with rent, mortgages, utility payments, donating clothes, food and its Angel Tree Christmas drive. Bowers said the local unit had asked the Salvation Army to apply and "really worked with us in order to get it". "The ones who aren't taken we purchase toys for".

"Some of our individual kettles have increased, from an individual kettle base from previous year", Hughes said.


"Last year, we were so green at it that we didn't do a very good job", Paxton said. "We also appreciate the groups that adopted the angels".

She added she believes children impacted by the generosity of the community and the organization will feel blessed on Christmas morning. And 6.3 million households didn't know where their next meal would come.

The rare coin gives a much-needed boost to The Salvation Army kettle donations, which are down almost $200,000 from what they were this time a year ago, according the charity.

"The Rotary clubs of Burlington will be hosting most of our kettle locations on Saturday to hopefully give us a push over the top".

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