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Record hamper gifts by Army

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

Record hamper gifts by Army

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The Salvation Army says it expects to distribute a record number of hampers this year and reports a change in the profile of those in need.
Public relations officer Major Denzil Walcott said the church and charitable organization was seeing new faces, some of whom were unexpected, which in turn resulted in others being struck off the list.
“There is a greater need for help this year. There are even people who are working who still cannot meet their basic needs and there are some we have had to turn away,”?he said.
“We would like to give to everybody every year but we have to recognize the fact some people’s situations have been bettered, so they would have to come off the list and make room for someone else.” 
Walcott was speaking to the media after the Salvation Army’s annual Christmas hamper distribution at its Reed Street, Bridgetown headquarters. (CA)