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A Thanksgiving Gift of Service Grows

As we all navigate this ever changing 2020 season, for many in our Salem community the need for food never changed. Sadly, the ability for local organizations to offer assistance was deeply impacted due to extra relief efforts in the aftermath of area wildfires. Normal funding resources for Thanksgiving Food Boxes were utilized early, leaving many local schools at a loss of how to help their families during the holiday season. This is where six Salem Academy seniors stepped in. As the need in the community became apparent, Hannah Warde, Natalie McMullen, Connor Benson, Cody Manning, Gabe Vineyard, and Tyler Palanuk decided to help. Their goal? Provide 5 Thanksgiving food boxes to each of the 10 elementary schools in the Salem Academy/McKay High School feeder area. Salem Leadership Foundation agreed to help with the raising of funds by reaching out to churches located in those areas. The Salem Academy seniors would… Read More »