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Logan County Residents Show Compassion

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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.

God bless!

Captains Dean and Bonnie Sanders

[Posted March 01, 2008]

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2007 statistical report

The Salvation Army Keest Center

In 2007, The Salvation Army Keest Center provided:

  • Over 250 forms of assistance to approximately 280 families.

  • Five families, victims of disaster, received shelter and miscellaneous forms of aid.

  • 42 bed nights in the Keest Center were provided to homeless people.

(Statistics include general and all forms of holiday assistance given.)

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 year.

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]

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