Sally Ann distributes Christmas hampers

The Salvation Army distributed over 800 hampers at its annual Christmas give away to help the less fortunate.

  • Dec. 17, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Volunteers Jessica Ringer (left) and Hazel Johnson pack up some of the over 800 hampers given out by the Salvation Army Thursday at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.

The Salvation Army gave out over 800 hampers to the less fortunate Thursday morning at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. The more than 80 volunteers packed the boxes with everything from toys to turkeys for the long line of people who waited patiently for their turn. Those who received the hampers were assisted with their groceries to their vehicles and volunteers also drove others without transportation to their homes.

Just Posted

‘Bullet missed me by an inch’: Man recounts friend’s killing at Kamloops hotel

Penticton man witnessed Summerland resident Rex Gill’s murder in Kamloops

Penticton 24/7 Convenience Store robbed at knife point

No injuries were reported following the Feb. 6 incident, police on lookout for knife-wielding bandit

Summerland school receives outdoor learning area

Facility under construction near creek at elementary school

Work has begun on Summerland Rotary school project in India

Summerland club working to improve conditions at dilapidated school building

B.C. BUDGET: Surplus $374 million after bailouts of BC Hydro, ICBC

Growth projected stronger in 2020, Finance Minister Carole James says

VIDEO: 8 things you need to know about the 2019 B.C. budget

Surplus of $247 million with spending on children, affordability and infrastructure

Crash closes highway between Vernon and Lumby

Traffic being routed around the scene

Level nightclub will be closing

Three cougar sightings in Central Okanagan

Two cougars have been reported in Lake Country

Vehicle located in 2018 Shuswap abduction attempt

Chase RCMP say car used has since been sold, suspect still at large

We like it! Readers support the shift in Family Day dates

Readers support the date switch, while Ski Resorts may not

Cougar ‘living’ next door to Okanagan elementary school

Conservation Office has been alerted and monitoring large cat

Dog dies in Kamloops RV fire

According to a fundraiser posted on social media, the cause of the fire was electrical

B.C. BUDGET: Income assistance raise still leaves many below poverty line

$50 per month increase included in funding for poverty and homelessness reduction

Most Read