(Oneida, NY – Oct. 2012) The Oneida Salvation Army helped 95 students start the school year off right with back to school back packs and school supplies.

“Through Price Chopper’s partnership with The Salvation Army and their Back-to-School program at their Oneida store, customers helped the Army to provide notebooks, pens and folders to area children,” said Forrest Kimball, field service representative for The Salvation Army. “We thank them for their support that continues to help us in the Oneida community.”

Since July when The Salvation Army transitioned to a volunteer committee, the Army continues to assist families with emergency needs, such as food, clothing, utilities and dental care.

“We also thank Price Chopper for their upcoming holiday toy drive and the opportunity to have our Red Kettles at their store,” Kimball said.

Volunteers are needed to help make this holiday season brighter for many families. Individuals, families, businesses and churches can ring bells at a Red Kettle, host a food or toy drive, an angel tree or start an online Red Kettle.

Those interested in volunteering may contact Kimball at 315.877.6079; for Christmas assistance, contact Amy Brodock at 315.363.7011.

The Oneida Salvation Army is one of 167 volunteer-driven units that provide Salvation Army services to those in need in communities. Other Salvation Army units are located in Cazenovia, Chittenango, Hamilton and Morrisville.

By martha

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