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15 December, 2017, 05:12 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • KATE YORK The Marietta Times
Tava Douglas of Marietta a bell ringer for 20 years takes donations outside the Marietta Walmart on Thursday

It's heading into the final stretch for The Salvation Army's Christmas Kettle Campaign and there are some concerning trends.

By 11 a.m., fewer than 20 bicycles remained and very few bags of toys and food. "I'm just being honest; a part-time job that we will have to cut", says Maj.

The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program, which has been around for decades, is struggling this year as families flood the Blue Point region with requests.

Volunteers at the Salvation Army headquarters in Concord on Thursday sorted presents for children in need, an effort that is funded by the Red Kettle campaign. If any toys are not used this Christmas, they will be kept for next year.

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Some of those who gathered outside the Salvation Army's headquarters for the annual hamper distribution. On Tuesday evening, there were only four volunteers available for the 15 red-kettle stands in the Lowell area.

But hundreds more might go without this year, because the need is outpacing donations.

The Midland Salvation Army has rallied residents to donate toys, food and money to ensure less fortunate families in town can enjoy the holiday season. "We've never had some people at some locations because we haven't had enough volunteers", said Pilgrim. "My granddaughter said she knows it's cold when I get my big coat out", he said. "I was a little concerned because of all the fires, and the hurricanes and the other things that have happened nationally, but our local community has been supportive of us this year, again".

The warehouse at 901 Trade St. has about 19,000 square feet, and the Salvation Army is using about half of that space. The Salvation Army also operates community center programs for children and seniors. "We've had great support through civic organizations, churches, clubs, sports teams, musical groups and individuals, but we need volunteers up through the 23rd of December".

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