Salvation Army Distributes Gifts in Harrisonburg


ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- Christmas will be a little brighter for over 900 families this year as Friday was distribution day for the Harrisonburg Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army handed out all of the toys, clothing and food is has been collecting.

Some families received so much they had trouble fitting it into one car.

Over 100 volunteers came to help with the distribution today, including many high school students.

Jake Durden, a Harrisonburg High School alumnus said this community really stepped up.

"I think its a great sign that we have people here who are in positions of power, positions where they can really make a difference, and they are doing that, whether it's material goods or whether is labor. It's awesome that we live in a country where that's valued and prevalent," said Durden.

Another volunteer, Dick Jacobs said this whole experience is very rewarding.

"The reward comes from knowing you are helping people who are in need. Its overwhelming. Its overwhelming. It makes me feel good to help people that are in need," said Jacobs.

The Salvation Army and its many volunteers distributed gifts today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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