Late-Season Push

Angel Tree, Red Kettle Donations Needed

The Salvation Army said its Angel Tree campaign needs over 100 toys to fulfill the wishes of needy children in the Jamestown area. Donations can be dropped off by Wednesday afternoon. P-J photo by William Mohan

The Salvation Army is asking for the public to donate its time and resources in the last week before Christmas.

Two campaigns of the Salvation Army are especially in need as they wind down this year. They are the Angel Tree and the Red Kettle.

The Angel Tree campaign needs over 100 toys to fulfill the wishes of needy children in the Jamestown area. The purpose is to match children from qualified families with gifts for a child in the services of the Salvation Army. Currently, the only tree left is located at the Walmart in Lakewood.

“We have until 5 p.m. on Wednesday to accept donations for the Angel Tree,” said Maj. John Merchant of the Salvation Army. “They can be left in layaway in Walmart or brought to our offices.”

Merchant also added that bell ringers for the Red Kettle campaign are still needed for three locations in the Jamestown area. They are the Tops in Frewsburg and on Washington Street in Jamestown. Additionally, the Kmart in Jamestown also needs positions filled.

“The Frewsburg location is proving difficult this year, and we normally have few positions available at Washington Street and Kmart,” Merchant said. “The weather for this week is promising, so we hope that we will have all our donation requests filled.”

The Red Kettle campaign goes through Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. The Salvation Army is hoping to raise $112,000 in donations in the Jamestown area and $57,000 in Dunkirk.

Anyone wishing to donate to either campaigns can contact the Salvation Army at 664-1408. The Salvation Army office is located at 83 S. Main St. in Jamestown.

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