Salvation Army and others working hard to bring Christmas to everyone in Northumberland

Major Dan Broome

Major Dan Broome, head of the Salvation Army in Cobourg and Port Hope, is overseeing the Kettle campaign this year. He hopes to raise $125,000 to pay for programs to support the community.

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The Salvation Army has helped people in need at Christmas for many years. Through its family services operation, using money raised from its Kettle Campaign, it will provide food and toys to ensure nobody is missed during the festive season. This year, more than 800 families have registered to receive this assistance. That is up from 750 last year.

You will hear from Jim Alford and Major Dan Broome in this interview. They spearhead the efforts of both the Kettle Campaign and the Toy and Food program. Broome hopes to raise $125,000 this year to help pay for all the programs, including Christmas. From Alford, you will hear details about the Christmas efforts and just what it takes to make it all work. This includes the collaborative efforts of many businesses and individuals, plus other community groups, who all pull together to ensure there is a Merry Christmas for all.

Originally aired: Dec. 8, 2023


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