COVID-19 affects Salvation Army campaign

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KINGSFORD — The Salvation Army Bread of Life Assistance Center reported that the COVID-19 pandemic has compromised its Red Kettle Campaign.
    “With more people facing hardship this year, the need to serve those most vulnerable is greater than ever,” said center director Tara Blagec. “Sadly, there is no quarantine from hunger. Our ability to raise vital funds to serve those in need in Iron County is at risk due to the impact of COVID-19.
“Since COVID-19 and its restrictions, hosting our kettles and having bell ringers or the boxes which collect the toys for Toys for Tots, has been compromised. Please give today and help not only to rescue Christmas, but throughout the year. Thank you for caring.”
Those who wish to donate can do so virtually at, or mail a donation to The Salvation Army - Iron County to 145 Roseland Street, Kingsford, MI 49802. If you see one of the counter kettles, you may drop in a donation or scan the QR Code which is attached.  
Funds collected stay in Iron County. Every donation provides help and hope to those in need.
Your gift will be used locally to meet the greatest need. Past donations have allowed the center to host mobile food trucks, provide Christmas meals, and meet an array of other needs.
In addition, each year the center partners with the Iron River Toys for Tots coordinator Tony Dzanbozoff.
“Together we ensure children wake up on Christmas morning with toys under the tree and families have an ability to gather around their table and share in a Christmas meal,” Blagec said.