More than 2,000 strong

We live in a community that cares deeply about its neighbors and is a positive force in the Charlotte area, and it showed this holiday season.

This year, more than 6,000 families in need registered for Christmas assistance. This represented more than 10,700 children that wouldn’t have had a Christmas without the help of The Salvation Army and the community.

We stood arm in arm with more than 2,000 volunteers who contributed over 7,000 hours this Christmas, not counting the thousands of people who adopted Angels, purchased gifts, donated toys, rang the bell at the iconic Red Kettle and much more. We can’t help these families alone, and for their sake, we don’t have to. We can accomplish amazing things when we work together.

This year, we have been overwhelmed by the support you have given us. You adopted Angels and Silver Bells from out in the community. You contributed thousands of toys to the WCNC Magical Toy Drive. You donated to The Charlotte Observer’s Empty Stocking Fund, and you gave to the annual Red Kettle campaign. You volunteered your time at Angel Tree drop-off locations, the Christmas Center or ringing the bell. For all of this, we say “thank you.”

Thank you for making a difference in those people’s lives at this time of year and helping them start a new year fresh with some happiness, joy and peace.

Major Larry Broome

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