With demand for services up across the region, donations this holiday season did not keep up.
“Overall, it was a great success. We managed to have everything we needed,” said Pat Humble, from the Salvation Army Stan Hagen Centre for Families… Humble said the Salvation Army usually gives out 1,400 hampers but this year distributed 2,500. The agency also supplied 800 families with toys. However, the traditional kettle campaign raised only $157,000, well under the goal of $225,000.
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Source: Times Colonist