Released 15 December 2011
You are in: Latest News » The Salvation Army Donates Christmas Stockings to ...
KNOXVILLE, TENN. - December 15, 2011 - The Salvation Army's
Knoxville Area Command recently donated 1,200 Christmas Stockings to Knox
County Community Action Committee's Mobile Meals program. The stockings were
delivered along with the meals on Monday, Dec. 12. Each stocking contained
toiletry items and were assembled by Knoxville-area volunteers. The Salvation
Army has donated stockings to CAC's Mobile Meals program nearly ten years.
This year, each stocking contained a toiletry kit for either a man or woman.
The kits included (soap, toothpaste, cologne/perfume, a comb, etc.), a blanket
and a copy of The Salvation Army's official magazine, War Cry.
"We're glad to have the opportunity to partner with Mobile Meals again
this year," said Major Don Vick of The Salvation Army Army's Knoxville Area
Command. "It's a great program and we're happy to help them provide the needy
with what the essentials."
All 1,200 stockings were assembled by over one hundred volunteers beginning
in mid November.
For more information, call (865) 525-9401.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church
established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without
discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans
receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array
of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for
disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill,
clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged
children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in
5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.