CUSTER COUNTY–Two local organizations received donations on Wednesday afternoon. The local chapter of the Salvation Army is in the midst of a busy season and recently contributed funds to various organizations in time for the holiday season.
At the Salvation Army meeting on Wednesday, Chairman Julie Toline presented two $250 checks to the Custer County Food Pantry. Each check consists of designated funds for Schmick’s Market and the Grocery Kart in Broken Bow. On behalf of the Custer County Food Pantry, Kathy Salts said the food pantry uses those funds to shop at each store in order to restock the food pantry shelves.
Serving families for nearly 65 years, the Children’s Christmas Fund received $1,750 to supply Christmas dinners and gifts to area children. Carolyn Mohler told KCNI/KBBN the Children’s Christmas Fund operates solely on donations. Chairman Deb McCaslin reported the fund operates in Custer County year-round and that all of the money stays local. Last year, approximately 156 families and 400 children received assistance through the Children’s Christmas Fund, according to McCaslin.