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Weather Affects Salvation Army Donations

EUGENE, Ore. — The Salvation Army is sending out a plea for help.

It says the weather’s setting back donations with both of its big Winter fundraisers, the bell ringers and the Angel Trees.

The Salvation Army is hoping to help about 300 families this Christmas and that equals out to about 500 children.

It says it’s nowhere near the number it was at this time last year.

Those working at the Salvation Army think people aren’t going out as much and that is translating into fewer donations.

It would like to get some of the toy bags wrapped up this week, but it’s not looking good.

“We get the toys all ready and we bag them up for the families. This week we could only do 50 bags because we didn’t have enough toys for all of the age groups that are coming in,” said Salvation Army Corps Officer Major Chris Morrow.

The Salvation Army says it’s really in need of toys for boys ages 10 to 12.

If you’re interested in helping, there are some Angel Trees at both Eugene Walmarts. You can also bring in food and toys to the Salvation Army on West 7th Avenue.

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