Salvation Army gives thanks for help

To the editor:

The Salvation Army would like to thank the community for helping us in assisting the needy and marginalized people in Webster County. Through your efforts our Angel Tree program brought toys, food and clothing to many families this Christmas season.

With the help of many volunteers, our Red Kettle Campaign met our goal of $48,000. It is a blessing to see this community come together as one each holiday season. A special thanks goes out to the managers of Fareway, Hobby Lobby, Hy-Vee and Walmart for allowing us to ring bells at their locations. Many thanks go also to the Civitan, Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary clubs for their efforts, the Salvation Army Advisory Board, the Girl Scouts, Lifeworks, Pride, Grace Lutheran, Unity Point, The Messenger, Fort Dodge Realtors, Faith Lutheran, Head Start, Gowrie youth groups, 4-H, Badger Lutheran, American Legion, New Covenant, and to the many individuals too numerous to name that donated their time to ring bells.

The Salvation Army is committed to helping the needy both spiritually and physically in our community.

Capt. Rick and Melody Hamelund

The Salvation Army

Fort Dodge