Help make Christmas merry

Times-Herald Editorial Staff
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The Salvation Army needs more individuals to come forward and adopt a family.

Since onset of this year's hamper drive, the organization told the Times-Herald, 200 families came forward as potential recipients of food hampers.

As of press time, almost 70 people had come forward and signed on to put together a hamper.

That's 130 families who have no benefactor this Christmas.

Moose Jaw is a charitable community. 

When the Humane Society puts out a call for funds, it is answered — often in spades.

When Riverside Mission asks for donations of mitts, toques and other winter wear, the need is met. 

When Better Homes and Gardens asks people to donate their old shoes for a good cause, people bring in kicks by the dozen.

The Times-Herald doesn't doubt the giving nature of the Friendly City's residents, nor does it mean to impose on that spirit during the holiday season.

But with so many families reaching out for help, if any person or group of people has room in the budget to accommodate, consider giving to another great cause.

There's no reason Christmas shouldn't be a merry time for everybody. This year, help the Salvation Army make it so.

The Salvation Army adopt-a-family deadline is Dec. 13 at 12 p.m. To adopt, call the organization's Moose Jaw office at (306) 692-5899.

All Times-Herald editorials are written by its editorial staff.

Organizations: The Times-Herald, Humane Society, The Salvation Army Better Homes and Gardens

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Friendly

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