Salvation Army Community Christmas Center needs help decorating

2010-11-15T16:50:00Z 2010-11-15T16:51:46Z Salvation Army Community Christmas Center needs help decoratingBy The Daily News Longview Daily News
November 15, 2010 4:50 pm  • 

The Salvation Army Community Christmas Center has a home for this year, and organizers are looking for people to help decorate it.

The festive work will start Tuesday, according to organizer Beverly Gilmore. The center is located this year at 1061 Industrial Way in Longview, in a building owned by Robert Metcalf of Ridgefield.

Although phones aren't installed in the location yet, people who would like to help decorate can either come to the center starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday or call Gilmore at 577-6060.

The center, in its 33rd year, serves as a clearinghouse for local charities to drop off donated items. The volunteers work with clients to sign up for help through the center. Parents or guardians receive an appointment to come in and choose gifts for their children. They pick out a new toy and article of clothing for each child. There also is an area where parents can go through and pick out a gently used coat, clothing and toys. They also get food vouchers for a holiday dinner, paid for with money raised during The Daily News' annual Neighbors in Need drive, which starts Thanksgiving Day.

Applications for help will start being accepted on Nov. 22. The date of the center's open house will be announced later.

The Salvation Army often has difficulty finding a locaion for the center, which is always located in space donated rent-free for the holidays.

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