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Dorothy Newberry of Willmar volunteers as Tuesday a bell ringer for The Salvation Army at Cash Wise Foods in Willmar. So far donations to the kettle fund are ahead of last year's pace in Kandiyohi County. However, The Salvation Army is hoping to find more volunteers to assist its fundraising efforts as the organization is expecting to serve more people this year than ever before. Tribune photo by Bill Zimmer

Salvation Army seeing greater need for holiday assistance


WILLMAR -- The Salvation Army will be bringing Christmas cheer to more homes in Kandiyohi County than ever before.

This year's Christmas meals and toys-for-tots programs will bring holiday gifts to 478 homes, as compared to 410 in the previous year, said Debbie Stahl of The Salvation Army's Willmar office. She and her husband, Randy, are co-administrators with the local Salvation Army.

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