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Orrville Salvation Army thanks community

Wooster Oilers hockey team volunteered last month to provide assistance delivering food and gifts to family’s vehicles.

ORRVILLE  The Orrville Salvation Army-Maiwurm Service Center says thank you to volunteers and the community for the remarkable Christmas season and for giving of their time, money and resources, according to a news release.

During the Angel Tree and Christmas Food Drive programming, over 300 hours of volunteer time were given. The Angel Tree project was successful because of contributions of gifts and monetary donations blessing 112 families this Christmas Season. A total of 1,214 gifts were given to 276 children and their families in our local area.

The Christmas Food Box and Community Food Drive also were a huge success with 514 individuals provided with food for the holiday season. An estimated amount of more than 12,000 items of food went out to the community. Donated food consisted of canned items, boxed items, fresh potatoes, and non-food items. A huge shout out goes to Orrville High School and their exceptional efforts with the Community Food Drive, the news release states. These students and staff rounded up approximately 10,000 non-perishable food items and sorted and organized. Countless businesses, churches, organizations and individuals donated food or time for this huge effort.

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