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The Salvation Army in Fort Myers began their Christmas Cheer program Monday and families can register for food and gift assistance for the holidays

For the last four years, Salvation Army Austin has been doing just that - musicians putting a modern twist on a long time tradition.

Volunteers will help parents and guardians pick out two bigger gifts and six to eight "stocking stuffers" for their children.

"We would like to encourage those who are able, to embrace the spirit of giving this Christmas".

The Salvation Army of Elizabeth City reports it has raised almost $100,000 through its red kettle campaign across the agency's eight-county service area.

The organization also is gearing up for its Angel Tree distribution of food baskets and toys Wednesday and Thursday.

"It's a blessing to have the Salvation Army in my life right now", said Angel Tree recipient Pansy Saunders. "What we're hoping is that other businesses will follow our lead and donate".

Find out how you can donate to the salvation army
Find out how you can donate to the salvation army

"This is the only fundraiser we have", Dunnington said.

Officials with the Salvation Army in Des Moines reported this week their Red Kettle campaign has raised around half of its $950,000 goal.

The Salvation Army of Dearborn and Ohio Counties is inviting groups and families to start a new Christmas tradition.

On Dec. 7, Laconia police responded to Main Street for a report of theft of money from the Salvation Army holiday collection bucket.

"Our service is family friendly and a great way to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas", Lt Churchill said.