Community comes through during the holidays
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS As of late last night, the gymnasium of the Salvation Army was filled with thousands of gifts in preparation for today's distribution.
Members of the Tamaqua Salvation Army are stating their high appreciation to all the kind people that came through over the past few weeks to purchase or collect toys for area children via the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program, as well as winter clothing and food items.
"The community really came through with flying colors during our Angel Tree and food drive," said Dina Depos, Programs Director, Tamaqua Salvation Army. "A few days ago, we were really worried we wouldn't have enough to help everyone," said Major Margaret Johnson, Tamaqua Salvation Army.
"After the stories appeared in the TIMES NEWS, we had enough food, winter coat and toy donations to help everyone who registered." This morning, over 350 Tamaqua area families received all these donations during the Salvation Army distribution in Tamaqua.