PAWTUCKET â€” Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, organizations, families and individuals (including many Times readers), The Times was able to donate $9,201 to the Salvation Army of Pawtucket from the annual Merry Christmas Fund.
Kathleen Needham, controller of The Times/The Call newspapers, presented a check in that amount to Salvation Army Capts. Glenys and Juan Urbaez on Tuesday at the monthly board meeting held at the Salvation Army headquarters on High Street.
Although coming in just short of the 2013 goal of $10,000, Salvation Army leaders and board members expressed their gratitude to all who donated to the Merry Christmas Fund during the holiday season. Many area residents chose to make a contribution in remembrance of a deceased family member, friend or loved one. Other fundraisers, such as Photos with Santa to the Stars and the Jingle Mingle, along with fundraising done by church and civic organizations, helped raise the final tally.
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