Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Church groups gather gifts for global distribution


October 12, 2017

Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Residents of all ages gave care packages a personal touch on Saturday, during Operation Christmas Child. The boxes each included a stuffed toy, as well as a variety of games, art and school supplies, and hygiene products, destined for girls and boys abroad this holiday season.

Local volunteers put together 256 packages of toys and supplies for children in need this Christmas.

The 17th annual Operation Christmas Child event was held at the Nolan Center last Saturday, hosted as before by the Wrangell Ministerial Association. Each year the church coalition collects donations from congregants and various community members with the intention of buying supplies for their gift boxes.

"We order stuff from everywhere," explained Deanna Reeves, who helped organize this year's drive. "It's been an awesome outreach. People have been very generous."

The project accrued around...

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