Salvation Army Major Al Bain reports despite COVID they again had a successful Christmas kettle and hamper program in the Flin Flon area. He says they raised approximately 23 thousand dollars on the kettles and approximately 18 thousand dollars in mail ins from individuals and organizations so they had a total of approximately 41 thousand dollars so they met their goal and would like to say a terrific thank you to the community for their support. He noted they had an increase in the number of hampers going out with approximately 120 last year increasing to about 170 this year approximately a 40 percent increase over last year.
Major Bain adds because of COVID they were not able to continue with their soup kitchen so they were handing out bag lunches and were making about 480 a week for individuals and families. He stated it was a great year to be able to help those in need and thanked all the volunteers who made it so much easier.