We hear the stories of people stretching pantry food as far as they can, excited about fresh veggies. One lady says, “I haven’t had fresh veggies in months!”. One person shares the heartbreak of losing one’s business. Another tells the story that they do not know if their business will survive. These are everyday ordinary people like you and me that are struggling.
Tears stream down their faces as they share their stories and the tears stream as they are overwhelmed with relief and gratitude as we share whatever we can to make their days just that little bit brighter.
The key comment that is heard over and over is, “Thank you so much, I knew we could count on The Salvation Army to help!”
As we ponder the meaning of Christmas this year we should remember that the meaning has not changed! Lets remember to listen to the story behind the mask. I guarantee that the joy of Christmas will become brighter in our Town as we do.