The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

December 20, 2013

Salvation Army still needs donations from Enid residents


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — You see them outside stores around town, ringing bells as they stand by the familiar red kettles.

They are Salvation Army bell ringers who are raising money for the organization that does so much to help the less fortunate in our community.

A late start and some bad weather, however, have hampered the campaign, leaving it short of what’s needed.

So far, the campaign has brought in about $63,000, which is a sizable sum, but not enough to cover the cost of meals and shelters for families in need, Christmas toys for children and other services throughout the year.

This isn’t the first time the campaign has faced the prospect of coming up short of its goal.

In years past, the people of Enid have responded and come through with the money needed to fund Salvation Army services.

We fully expect that to be the case again this year. Enid residents are known for their generosity.

They are willing to come to the aid of their fellow man, and have shown that compassion time and time again.

If you haven’t given, or feel the urge to give again, you can donate at any of the kettles throughout town, or you can make a donation online at sal vationarmyenid.org.

Donations also can be mailed to Salvation Army, 516 N. Independence, Enid, OK 73701 or by calling (800) SAL-ARMY.

Give what you can during this season of giving. You will find doing that is one of the most fulfilling things you can do.