Thursday, December 20, 2012

Salvation Army still in need of Christmas donations


Posted: Dec 20, 2012 6:39 AM Updated: Dec 20, 2012 7:16 AM

By Bryan Navarro - email

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Christmas is just five days away and the Salvation Army is still in need of donations to make the holiday complete. 

They are looking for hundreds of turkeys and gifts for the struggling families and elderly in the area. 

Later today the Salvation Army will be picking up a donation of 40 bikes from Centurylink.  Those will be going out to kids who maybe aren't getting much else this Christmas.

Some of the 1,700 families are coming to pick up toys and turkeys for their holiday.  The Salvation Army is saying their donations haven't been flowing in this year, like they have in the past. 

They need more than 700 turkeys to give to families in our area or they will have to take money away from another area to pay for it.

There is one piece of good news, there are secret Santas out there and they have been dropping in money to help. 

"Good news is that we had someone drop in a gold coin to one of our kettles," said Major Edward Markham of the Salvation Army.  "We think the value is probably around $1,500." 

For those interested in dropping off donations, the Salvation Army has a drop point at 1001 N. Richey Blvd., near Speedway and Alvernon.

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