Salvation Army Needs Volunteers To Help With Holiday Efforts

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Salvation Army in Huntsville is asking for volunteers to help with a number of holiday efforts.  This is a very busy time of year, and there are a variety of ways you can get involved.

Angel Tree Booths

There are Angel Tree booths at Madison Square Mall and Parkway Place Mall.  Volunteers are needed to work the booths and take donor information when someone selects an angel off the tree, and then accept the gifts when they are returned.  You can register online to volunteer.

There is a large need for volunteers at the Angel Tree booths, especially at Madison Square Mall.  

Nursing Home Distribution
Several of the people on the Angel Trees live in nursing homes.  The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers, or groups of people to deliver these gifts in mid-December.  

Distribute Angel Tree Appointment Cards
On December 3rd & 4th the Salvation Army will pass out appointment cards to Angel Tree recipients. Several volunteers are needed for this as well.

Food Needed for Thanksgiving Meal

The Salvation Army serves about 250 people on Thanksgiving Day.  If you would like to donate items, please take these to the kitchen at 305 Seminole Drive, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Here is a list of needed items:

  • Turkeys
  • Turkey breasts
  • Hams
  • Stuffing mix
  • Celery
  • Onions
  • Turkey gravy
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Yams
  • Marshmallows
  • Brown sugar
  • Rolls
  • Sliced white bread
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Canned corn
  • Green beans
  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • French fried onions
  • Pies (pre-cooked)
  • Stick butter
  • Foil turkey pans (large)
  • Plastic spoons, forks, and knives
  • Napkins
  • Styrofoam or plastic cups
  • Salt and pepper

“It would be impossible for The Salvation Army to offer its many ministries to the community without the help of volunteers,” said Lydia Pennington, Volunteer Coordinator.  “We value our volunteers and appreciate the time and energy they devote to helping those within our community.  The need for volunteers is always greatest this time of year.  We know that time is precious and volunteers are busy, but please consider helping even if it’s only for one hour or one day.”

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