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    LifeStream Collects Toys For The Salvation Army to Give to Needy Children

    Isaac Trujillo, Instructor at the LifeStream Blood Center, poses with some of the collected toys and food. A Giving Tree holds the cards containing needy children’s wish lists. Photo by Ricardo Tomboc

    For more Information call
    Carl Dameron @ (909) 534-9500

     The Salvation Army has been in San Bernardino since 1887
    (San Bernardino, Calif.) LifeStream Blood Center is helping The Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps collect toys for needy kids this Christmas Season by participating in The Salvation Army’s Giving Tree program.
    A white Christmas tree sits beautifully in LifeStream’s front lobby. The tree contains cards with the names and wish lists of needy children whose families cannot afford to buy gifts.
    Donors simply pluck a tag off the Giving Tree, purchase their gift donations and deliver the gifts to LifeStream, located on 384 West Orange Show Road in San Bernardino.
    Gifts are collected by LifeStream employees before being picked up by The Salvation Army. Donors keep the card as an ornament to hang on their own Christmas tree, reminding them of their good deed.
    Since the toy drive began on Wednesday, December 12, over 200 children have been adopted to receive toys from blood donors and employees.
    The toys are included in 600 baskets donated to needy children and families who are struggling through rough times this Christmas. Families living in San Bernardino, Bloomington, Colton, Grand Terrace, Highland and Rialto will be assisted.
    Many of the services provided by The Salvation Army are made possible through in-kind donations and volunteer service. For more information about participating in the Giving Tree program, making donations or volunteering with The Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps, call (909) 888-1336.
    To see more photos go to: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152306344575109.932797.600600108&type=3&__req=g
    About LifeStream
    LifeStream is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) comprehensive blood center, founded in 1951 that serves more than 70 medical facilities throughout Southern California.
    Multiple blood drives are held daily at business sites, churches, government agencies, high schools, colleges and civic organizations. In addition, LifeStream operates five donor centers located in San Bernardino, Riverside, Ontario, Victorville, and La Quinta. Blood components are stored and distributed from LifeStream facilities in San Bernardino, La Quinta, Placentia, and Victorville.
    For more information, call the San Bernardino LifeStream office at (909) 885-6503.
    About The Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps
    The Salvation Army may be able to provide emergency services including food; lodging for homeless or displaced families; clothing and furniture; assistance with rent or mortgage and transportation when funds are available. The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) assists rescue workers and evacuees in such disasters as fires.
    The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church, and also offering holistic programs for people of all ages. One of the largest charitable and international service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has been in existence since 1865 and in San Bernardino since 1887, supporting those in need without discrimination. The San Bernardino Corps of The Salvation Army serves Bloomington, Colton, Grand Terrace, Highland, Rialto, and San Bernardino. Donations may always be made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-(800)-SAL-ARMY. Our local number is (909) 888-1336.


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