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Old 12-17-2011, 06:09 PM
 
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This past week I had a Spring cleaning three months early for a change. Due to the fact I've never been one to follow instructions (in this case, follow a strict diet); I've boxed up some good usable tall men's clothing. Come Monday morning the Salvation Army here in Grand Junction is getting several boxes of clothing, used but very usable hand tools, blankets, jackets, and some other things I'd like to see go to good homes.

These past few years have been pretty brutal on the poor, be it a young family of four, a senior in a rest home with no relatives, a divorced mother of three who is working 2, maybe 3 part time jobs to keep the bills paid. In my neighborhood I've noticed things have gotten even tighter.

The Salvation Army bell ringers will be wrapping it up in a few days, other Salvation Army volunteers here on the western slope have been busy boxing up donated toys for kids whose parents are just barely making it. If you can, put a little money in those red kettles. And get together some personal items that can go to good homes. Or if you donate to other organizations, please do so!

Let's help our neighbors who aren't as fortunate as we are!
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I agree. My Girl Scout troop had a scarf, mitten, and hat drive at our school. We were fortunate enough to have a family donate seven HUGE bags of brand new clothes. We brought them to the Springs Rescue Mission where they were extremely grateful to receive the items.
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:17 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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I helped the Vail Salvation Army put together food baskets today and was struck by how little was actually in them. Later when delivering them each family was so grateful to have anything to make a holiday meal that they may not have had otherwise.

Our Salvation Army is just behind City Market. I've decided that on each of my shopping trips I'll pick up a couple extras and drop them off at the SA. For a few dollars I can help someone feed their family, there is so much need.
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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DH's company collected 1000 lbs of food for the Community Food Share of Boulder and Broomfield Counties. Their goal was 600#. Sometimes people just have to be asked to contribute.
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