Snow doesn’t snuff out food baskets |

Snow doesn’t snuff out food baskets

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A heavy snowstorm Saturday didn’t stop volunteers such as this group from Sonnenalp Real Estate from delivering holiday food baskets for the Salvation Army.|Special to the Daily|

Neither snow nor rain nor sleet nor gloom of nightŠ just like the U.S. Postal Service’s motto, volunteers flocked to help the Salvation Army deliver Thanksgiving Food baskets on what proved to be one of the Valley’s coldest and snowiest days so far this season.

Snow plummeting from the sky did not deter groups like Sonnenalp Real Estate, who helped transport hundreds of baskets throughout the Valley last Saturday to needy families who otherwise would not have had Thanksgiving dinner.

“Every year we see friends from all over the Valley at this affair, coming together for the good of others,” noted Led Gardner, a partner in Sonnenalp Real Estate, “As an office we are appreciative for the opportunity to help give back to our community.”

With the chill of winter and another Holiday season approaching, Vail Valley’s Salvation Army Unit is busier than ever.

“It is easy to forget that there are families in need in the very heart of our community, and many volunteer opportunities exist to extend necessary services to those in need,” said Greg Osteen, director and co-chairman of the local Salvation Army.

For additional information on Bell Ringing, Adopt-a-Family, Christmas Food Baskets, Emergency Food Care, or other, please contact Vail Valley Salvation Army 970.926.3704

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