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Salvation Army Christmas Campaign Down from Last Year

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  • Red Deer, AB – December 5, 2018 – Kettle donations are down at The Salvation Army in Red Deer, and they are in danger of not reaching their $240,000 goal. Their Adopt-a-Family program is also short 30 sponsors to help families in need this Christmas.

    “Our Kettle donations are behind $11,000 from this time last year and we’re desperate for Adopt-a- Family sponsors for families,” says Red Deer Salvation Army Officer, Major Larry Bridger. “We could really use some extra help this year with donations, sponsors, and volunteers.”

    Major Bridger is asking for businesses, clubs, or families, to become a sponsor and help a family in need this Christmas. It’s an anonymous match-up to make sure that every family will receive what they need for a good Christmas, and it’s easy to become a sponsor – just call 403-346-2251.

    Also, all Kettle donations made in Red Deer stay local to ensure Salvation Army programs and services continue year-round, including their food bank services, school meal program, clothing, hot meals, summer camps, and senior’s programs.

    “To make it easier to donate, we’ve added debit and credit card machines to six of our 10 Kettles this year, for those who don’t carry cash,” says Major Bridger. “You can also donate online anytime at fillthekettle.com.”

    Please call 403-346-2251 for information on helping The Salvation Army’s Christmas Campaign in Red Deer.

    The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people in 400 communities across Canada and in 131 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life. When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and vulnerable people in your community.


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    Rustlers back in the win column… 5 and 0 at Penhold Multiplex

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  • Photos Courtesy Dennis Berg

    From the Red Deer Senior AA Rustlers

    RED DEER SENIOR RUSTLERS DEFEAT MORINVILLE KINGS

    The Senior Rustlers hand Morinville Kings first regulation loss of season

    The Red Deer Senior Rustlers are back in the win column following a 3-2 win over the NCHL-leading Morinville Kings on Saturday, becoming the first team to do so in regulation this season.

    Coming off a narrow 4-3 loss to the Kings on November 24, the Rustlers came out of the gate with a three-goal first period, with two goals from Connor Patchett and another from Ty Berkholtz. Berkholtz added an assist on both Patchett goals to finish the game with three points, giving him the team lead with 14 points on the season.

    Brett Bothwell

    The Kings finally solved Rustlers netminder Brett Bothwell late in the second period, and would add another with a two-man advantage in the third, but the Rustlers shut the door the rest of the way to preserve the win.

    Special teams were the difference maker for the Rustlers, who went 2-for-5 on the powerplay, and an impressive 7-for-8 on the penalty kill, including a big five-on-three kill in the opening minutes of the game.

    “This was a huge win for us, both in the standings, and mentally,” said Bothwell, who made 30 saves for his fourth win of the season. “We’ve faced some adversity over the past month, but tonight was an opportunity to bounce back and make a big statement against one of, if not the top team in the league, and we did just that.”

    The Senior Rustlers improve to 7-3 on the season, and stayed perfect at home with their fifth straight win at the Penhold Multiplex.

    The Rustlers are back home for the last time in 2018 on Saturday, December 15 for another important match-up against the Eckville Eagles, who also sit near the top of the NCHL standings. Game time is 7:30pm. The 2018 portion of the season closes out in Sylvan Lake on Friday, December 21 against the Pirates.

    For more information on the Red Deer Senior Rustlers, contact rdsenioraarustlers@gmail.com, or follow the team on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

     


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    Christmas Bureau Delivers A Hamper Full of Celebration to 1000 Red Deer Families

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  • If there’s one place in Red Deer that best resembles Santa’s Workshop it has to be the Christmas Bureau. Many weeks before the big day the donations start to arrive.  Christmas gifts, food, and money will all be donated… stored, sorted, displayed… and parcelled up for their trip to over one thousand homes in the area.  They say the Christmas Bureau helps at least one family on every street in town.

    As you might imagine the days before Christmas can be quite hectic as everything comes together at once.  All the gifts are dispersed through the city to be wrapped and stored under Christmas trees waiting for this special morning.  All the food and goodies are sorted and placed in over 1000 boxes.  Then with a real sense of excitement and urgency, hundreds of people file politely into the Red Deer Christmas Bureau.  For two straight days over 500 Christmas Food hampers are presented to deserving families who’ve arrived to pick them up.

    Thousands of Central Albertans support the Red Deer Christmas Bureau in a variety of manners.  Red Deer… this is the result of your generosity, your time, and your love for your neighbours.  Thank you and Merry Christmas!


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