Ann Arbor – The Salvation Army of Washtenaw County is in urgent need of more toys in order to serve all of the families who have applied for holiday assistance this year. While the need increases in Washtenaw County every year, the COVID pandemic has made this year particularly challenging for our most vulnerable citizens.
To increase their efforts, The Salvation Army of Washtenaw County will host a Toy Drive at 100 Arbana Dr., Ann Arbor on Saturday, December 12th. WAAM Radio will broadcast live from the lobby and there will be reception barrels outside with volunteers waiting to safely receive the toys.
“This year, The Salvation Army of Washtenaw County has over 1,000 children that need toys,” explained Major Kris Wood. “We’ve noticed a decrease in toys through our Angel Tree program and we need to do something more. We’re hoping the community will come together to rescue Christmas for kids in need.”
The Salvation Army Angel Tree program is a needs based program for children ages 0 to 14 years old in Washtenaw County. Angel Trees will continue to be located at Briarwood Mall, Sam’s Club and the Walmart in Saline. Shoppers can simply take a tag off of the tree and buy a toy listed specific to that child’s needs. Drop off locations are at Walmart and California Pizza Kitchen.
For more information, visit WashtenawSA.org or call 734-668-8353.
The Salvation Army an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination. Operating in Washtenaw County for more than 100 years, the non-profit addresses the physical and spiritual needs of the area through various programs and service centers located in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Essential services provided by TSA of Washtenaw County include a food pantry, soup kitchen, clothing, an emergency family shelter, transitional housing and counseling for veterans, character building for youth, camp programs, emergency and disaster relief, utility assistance and eviction prevention. For information about TSA-WC, visit https://www.facebook.com/sawashtenaw/ or call 734-668-8353.