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Salvation Army Kicks Off Season for Sharing

Season for sharing is an annual event that supports Salvation Army's initiative to help families during the holiday season.

Posted: Nov 21, 2018 10:11 AM
Updated: Nov 21, 2018 4:12 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- On Tuesday November 20th, Walmart and the Salvation Army kicked off their annual Season for Sharing event. The event supports the Salvation Army's efforts to provide a holiday meal and gifts for families in need. 

"We have over 400 families right now and we can't do it without the communities support," said Major Jason Koenig of the local Salvation Army chapter. 

The Salvation Army usually helps around 2,000 kids have at least three presents under the tree and nearly 1,000 families will receive a Christmas meal. 

"Some of the families that we help they couldn't even picture it and imagine it, and to have a brand new toy for their child it's an amazing feeling," said Major Koenig.

That holds true for two Jackson County families. Brittney Kendall is a single mom and Mitze Gibbs and her husband recently lost their jobs, so being able to provide for their children means the world to them. 

"We just want to make sure that our kids get a good Christmas," said Gibbs. 

"Anytime you need something the Salvation Army is there for you, said Kendall. 

The Season for Sharing will last until December 18th. 

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