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Dec 14, 2010 12:53 PM by Greg Boyce

Salvation Army has toy shortage

The Pueblo Salvation Army has been inundated with requests for toys for needy children this holiday.

Last year the Pueblo Salvation Army provided toys for 850 children.  This year there are requests for around 2,100 children.  So far fewer than half those needs have been met.

The Salvation Army is requesting both in-kind and cash donations be brought in by Friday to allow time for toys to be bought and requests processed.

"I know times are tough right now, but if you would like to buy a toy for a child that is desperately in need, it would be greatly appreciated by the children and families here in our community," said Councilman Ray Aguilera.

Toys can be taken to the Salvation Army at 520 W. 13th Street in Pueblo or to the Angel Tree table inside the Pueblo Mall (near Sports Authority).

Cash or checks can be donated at either of those locations.  People can also write a check to Salvation Army and stipulate the gift for the Toy Program on the memo line of the check.  Those checks can then be dropped into any Salvation Army red kettle outside many area stores.

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