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Overwhelming generosity

Dear sir:

Let me begin by extending our best wishes to our friends, supporters, and their families during 2006.

As you know, 2005 has been an extraordinary year. Yet despite the many tragedies the world has seen, Canadians have responded with overwhelming generosity.

While images from the tsunami, hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods are seen on the news every night, the story of Canada’s poor and marginalized often is buried in the back pages of the newspaper—and is seldom on the evening news.

My wife and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for seeing past the busy-ness of the season. You have looked beyond the stores and the sales and into the hearts of those that need your kindness and support.

Throughout our Rainy River District, your gifts have allowed The Salvation Army Community Ministries to provide a Christmas for families and children who might otherwise have gone without.

More importantly, you have given hope for the future and the promise of a brighter tomorrow.

During this past Christmas season, your generosity has allowed our Community Ministries to help more than 252 families in need and almost 210 children by providing practical assistance that includes hampers/vouchers and toys (with a value of $180 for each one).

We think we do not need to mention names but without people like you, it is impossible to serve a community in need. Stay behind the “Shield” and please remember that our programs continue throughout the year and the need is always present.

Once again, thank you for your continued support—and for the spirit of love that accompanies each and every gift.

May God bless you.


Capts. Angel and

Marlene Sandoval

The Salvation Army

Fort Frances

Community Ministries

“Touching lives with an ounce of caring can bring tons of joy.”

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