Salvation Army partnering with Toot 'N Totum for children in need

Toyota employees step up for Salvation Army

Toyota employees step up for Salvation Army

This is the fourth year that Toyota Mississippi employees have held a toy drive for the Salvation Army.

The charity organization said Monday someone dropped a check for $200,000 in a kettle in the south Metro Saturday. That figure was almost $20,000 in early December.

"We have received a lot of bikes, doll houses, remote control cars, clothes", said Maj.

"We'd have to buy individual machines for each kettle stand". Every donation to a Christmas kettle remains in the community in which it was given, in order to help local people in need.

"For 480 plus children, this means that they'll have a Christmas", said volunteer Cindy Vollmer. We keep going so we're at a good spot in that we know how many angels we know we have to fill.

"If our kettles aren't out with the volunteers, then we're not getting the money". They sent people out to shop for last minute gifts, and they're asking for last minute help.

All of the toys will help the Salvation Army make up "Angel Tree" lists that may not have been completed.

Holland said she's optimistic the kettle campaign will reach its goal.

"Streator is a really giving community, so yes, I'm optimistic, but it's close", she said. "I think we should be able to do it no problem, provided we can get our kettles manned".

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