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By Marc Lutz 

Community supports organizations helping others


December 23, 2021

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Volunteer Robyn Booker rings a bell for The Salvation Army's Red Kettle drive outside Wrangell IGA on Dec. 16.

Fundraising efforts are a year-round task for most organizations, but during the holidays those efforts are increased.

People in Wrangell are willing to give their time, energy and money to support everything from the food pantry and pets to high school athletes.

A pressing need

"This community, hand over fist, is one of the most generous communities I've ever had the privilege to work in," said Lt. Jon Tollerud, of The Salvation Army.

The Christian-based organization coordinates the community food pantry program, helps with emergency housing needs, and provides other services such as domes...

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