The Salvation Army needs more donations for needy

By Michaela Gibson Morris/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – The Salvation Army has issued an urgent call for help.
There are 200 children it has committed to help, but doesn’t have the donations to assist them. The Salvation Army is due to distribute gifts to needy families on Friday.
“We are in a bind,” said Susan Gilbert, director of social services. “We need it by Wednesday afternoon.”
The need is focused on girls and boys ages 9 to 12. The Salvation Army needs:
* Boys clothing, sizes 14 to 2X;
* Girls clothing, sizes 5 junior to 2X for girls;
* Board games, CDs, hand-held games, books for older children, DVDs, body wash for boys and girls and throws.
The Salvation Army cannot accept cash to fill needs for the Angel Tree. But they can accept gift cards that can be used to fill the wishes or given directly to families.
Please drop items off at Tupelo’s Salvation Army offices on Carnation Street or at the back door of the Tupelo Furniture Market Building 5.
For more information, call (662) 842-9222.
michaela.morris@journalinc.com