With snowy days around the corner, the Salvation Army is distributing winter clothing today (10/24) and Thursday. The Army is happy to get the community warm winter apparel. “Anyone who is in need, who needs hats, gloves, scarves, any of those items, can come down to Salvation Army,” said Major Prezza Morrison,Alpena Salvation Army corps officer and pastor. “They don’t need to bring anything, just themselves.”
Community members donated lightly used, new, and even hand made goods for this event. “It wouldn’t be possible without the community, I say that all the time that we can only do so much and the community comes alongside us whenever we ask for it,” said Morrison. “I asked for more coats for children and more coats came in for children. So this community is very generous and we really appreciate it. Because again, the Salvation Army would not be here without the support of the community.”
The event will continue Thursday from 1-5 PM, however, they will still accept donations past this date, as they have many families in need throughout the year. Each donation makes a big impact. “Especially what’s cool is if you buy one of these jackets and we put it here, and you see a kid walking down the street and he’s got the same jacket you bought, it makes you feel good knowing that you provided for the community,” said Morrison. “And it keeps our children warm. We want them to be healthy so they can go to school and get a good education.”
The Salvation Army will continue their efforts as we enter the holiday season.