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Huntingdon Staff Support Salvation Army Campaigns

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December 31, 2019 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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Staff at SCI Smithfield were very involved this year with the charitable endeavors of the Salvation Army of Huntingdon County. One project staff participated in was the Angel Tree Program. Christmas wish lists of 50 children in the Huntingdon County area were received and fulfilled. Staff purchased toys for all 50 children to help brighten their Christmas morning. Each child also received a coat.

The administration area was overflowing with gifts ranging from race tracks and trucks to punching bags! Many staff commented on how good they felt bringing joy to these less fortunate children who otherwise may have received very little or nothing at all. The smiles these children will have on Christmas morning is the best gift of all. The generosity of staff was phenomenal.

In addition, several staff stood in cold temperatures for several hours at Wal-Mart in Huntingdon to "ring the bell" in order to support the Salvation Army's Kettle Program. The Kettle Program began in 1891 in San Francisco by Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee in order to provide a Christmas dinner for the destitute and poverty stricken. The funds received through the kettle program are now used year-round and around the world to help those in need. It is estimated that 33 percent of the funds used by the Salvation Army come from the Kettle Program. Next time you pass by a kettle, please consider giving.

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