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Salvation Army updates Optimists on fundraisers

Roger K. Burnett, Optimist Club vice president, presents Capt. Niki Woollin from the Salvation Army with a gift of appreciation. (Submitted Photo)

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Capt. Niki Woollin from the Salvation Army spoke to the Sunrise Optimist Club about their yearly kettle fundraiser and the angel tree project carried out during the recent holiday season. She also mentioned that there would be a golf tournament which will be announced.

Of course, the Salvation Army monthly pancake breakfast held on the second Saturday is a continual project. A full breakfast is served for a $5 donation. Funds raised from these various projects are funneled into many activities that help people in our county as well as other areas of the state.

For example, 75 families were helped with gifts and clothing during the Christmas season; each month, 500 emergency food boxes are packed and distributed; senior commodity boxes are delivered to 39 drop-off spots around the state; as well as many other activities that target the needs of our area.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Volunteers are desperately needed to help prepare the boxes each month. If you can donate even an hour of your time to these projects, please contact Capt. Woollin at niki.woollin@usw.salvationarmy.org or call 575-622-8700.

If you want to know more about the Sunrise Optimist Club and its objectives to make Roswell a better place for the youth, join us Wednesday mornings, 7 a.m. at Lovelace Hospital cafeteria/conference room, or contact our membership chairman Roger K. Burnett at 420-9420.

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