The Christmas season is now behind us and the decorations are packed away, but The Tamaqua Salvation Army would like to thank the people of Schuylkill and Carbon counties who graciously supported The Army and all Corps across the country during this holiday season and throughout the year. Through your help, The Tamaqua Corps was able to assist more than 400 children with Angel Tree Christmas gifts and clothing, as well as 855 families with a Ham and/or Christmas food basket.
The Salvation Army faces new and difficult challenges every year to raise the funds necessary to support our efforts in area communities. This year was no different, but local media helped bring attention to the situation. An outpouring of assistance from area businesses, churches, fraternal organizations and individuals were able to step up and partner with the Army during the holiday season, many of whom had gone above and beyond its charitable expectations.
Salvation Army officers Major Sharon Whispell and Major Margaret Johnson encourage us to "have faith in God and His people. "We are overwhelmed with the love and warmth that came from our community. Each contributor had donated money, time and/or gifts. We are very grateful. God bless each of you. This blessed experience was a perfect example of the holiday spirit and the "gift of giving."
The Salvation Army would like to foster relationships with volunteer groups, business groups, churches, clubs, teams