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Salvation Army Vancouver Corps needs volunteers to help it meet holiday goals

By Nika Bartoo-Smith, Columbian staff reporter
Published: December 20, 2022, 6:05am
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Volunteer Ed Kahler greets shopper Sherrie McNabb of Vancouver as she donates to The Salvation Army at the Four Seasons Safeway on Thursday afternoon. At top, "I think the sound of the bell cheers people up," said Kahler, a three-year volunteer for The Salvation Army.
Volunteer Ed Kahler greets shopper Sherrie McNabb of Vancouver as she donates to The Salvation Army at the Four Seasons Safeway on Thursday afternoon. At top, "I think the sound of the bell cheers people up," said Kahler, a three-year volunteer for The Salvation Army. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

Lyle Coblentz remembers the Christmas his mother told him and his siblings that the family could not afford gifts. But on Christmas morning, they woke up to presents — The Salvation Army had heard about the family and made sure they had gifts and food to celebrate.

“They gave us a Christmas that I never forgot,” Coblentz said.

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