Leora thanked us for our efforts at collecting donations at Christmas time by bell ringing and how that enables the Salvation Army to serve others throughout the year.  Just some of the ways that they serve is through the food pantry, after school programs, summer camp, health education programs, and spiritual care programs. The funding gathered in the tri-cities stays in the tri-cities.  “Everyone has the ability to give in some way and you never know when you might need help.” Bell ringing raised just over $900K.  April 12th is their annual dinner in St. Charles; if anyone is interested in attending, more information can be found at https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/tricity/civic-dinner.