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To the editor:
Captains Dean and Bonnie Sanders of The Salvation
Army thank all those in Logan County who supported the work of The
Salvation Army during 2007.
Many individuals, groups, churches, clubs and businesses have all
contributed to making it possible for The Salvation Army to give
assistance to others.
The caring exhibited by residents of our county for those less
fortunate is absolutely wonderful. People continually step up
quickly to lend a hand.
Throughout the year, volunteers came forward to assist the work
of The Salvation Army in various methods, such as donating food to
be given out to those less fortunate via The Salvation Army food
pantry, all the way to ringing bells at the various kettle sites.
Captains Dean and Bonnie Sanders
March 01, 2008]
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2007 statistical report
The Salvation Army Keest Center
In 2007, The Salvation Army Keest
Over 250 forms of
assistance to approximately 280 families.
victims of disaster, received shelter and miscellaneous forms of
42 bed nights in the Keest Center were
provided to homeless people.
(Statistics include general and all forms of holiday assistance
During 2007, 170 Logan County residents gave 1,200 volunteer
hours of service to The Salvation Army.
The 2007 Christmas drive raised $22,250 to help with funding, to
be used all year-round with assisting the needy. That is
approximately $5,000 less than funding raised the previous
Types of assistance given include but are not limited to rental
and lodging, utilities, food pantry, life-sustaining prescriptions,
clothing, disaster aid, holiday aid, and various other miscellaneous
forms of help.
The combined Thanksgiving and Christmas statistics show 106
families receiving food gift certificates or gifts through the
various holiday programs sponsored by The Salvation Army. Those
programs include Thanksgiving food gift certificates, a limited
adopt-a-family program, the "home for Christmas" eviction prevention
program, gifts for developmentally disabled adults, and
miscellaneous other forms of holiday assistance. Plus, eight
additional families received last-minute food from The Salvation
Army food pantry for their holiday meals.
[Text from report provided by
Capt. Bonnie M. Sanders]