Friday, November 14, 2008

Families In Need Can Enjoy Food Baskets & Toys For Christmas

The Salvation Army will collect boxes and boxes of non-perishable food and toys to give in gift baskets for the area’s needy.

(San Bernardino, CA) Every year families in need can turn to the Salvation Army to help to feed their families this Christmas and let their children have a little fun this holiday season. Last year the Salvation Army received thousands of food and toy baskets for the families in need, this year The Inland Empire Corps hope there will be an even bigger turn out.

From now until December your local Salvation Army Corp. is accepting donations for Christmas assistance. The turn out every year brings hundreds of families to the Salvation Army and providing up to 10,000 families in need with food and toy baskets.

“If we could get 200 families to donate food and toys, up to 1200 families will receive the holiday baskets.” Said Envoy Naomi Tamez of the Ontario Salvation Army Corp. Similar numbers of families can be helped through each of the nine corps in the Inland Empire. This year the Salvation Army urges Inland Empire residents and families to help other families have a holiday they will never forget.

To make a donation or sign up for assistance visit your local Salvation Army Corp. Here is a list of locations and dates:

San Bernardino: 746 W 5 St San Bernardino, CA Dates: Nov 5 – 7, 10 – 12 & 15
Phone: 909-888-1336

Victorville: 14585 La Paz Dr. Victorville, CA Dates: Oct 15 – Open
Phone: 760-245-2545

Ontario: 1412 S Euclid Ave. Ontario, CA Dates: Now – Dec 19
Phone: 909-986-6748

Redlands: 838 Alta St Redlands, CA Dates: Nov 3 – Nov 28
Phone: 909-792-6868

Cathedral City: 30400 Landau Blvd, Cathedral City, CA Nov 3-5
Phone: 760-324-2275


About the Salvations Army San Bernardino Corps
The Salvation Army may be able to provide emergency services including food; lodging for homeless or displaced families; clothing and furniture; assistance with rent or mortgage and transportation when funds are available. The Salvation Army Team Radio Network assists rescue workers and evacuees in such disasters as fires.

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian church and also offers evangelical programs for boys, girls and adults. One of the largest charitable and international service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has been in existence since 1865 and in San Bernardino since 1887, supporting those in need without discrimination. Donations may always be made online at or by calling 1-(800)-SAL-ARMY.