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    One Small Christmas Gift Gives Hope To A Child at the Salvation Army Angel Tree

    Help the Salvation Army obtain more toys for children in need by going to the Giving Tree by Dec. 24.

    Help the Salvation Army obtain more toys for children in need by going to the Giving Tree by Dec. 24.


    (Redlands, Calif.)  Giving a toy to a needy child. It is a small gesture but participating in The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree will make this Christmas memorable for you as well as the children in need.  Without your help, some children won’t get anything for Christmas.

    “Just pick up an Angel Tree tag and buy a needy child the gift listed on the tag! The Angel Tree matches donors with hundreds of children who are relying on The Salvation Army this year to bring them a Merry Christmas,” said Major Martha Trimmer, Corps Officer of The Salvation Army of San Bernardino.

    The San Bernardino Corps Angel Tree is at Inland Center Mall in San Bernardino, 500 Inland Center Drive in San Bernardino, 92408.  Donations received here provide toys to children from 400 disadvantaged families in Big Bear, Blue Jay, Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, the mountain communities, Bloomington, Colton, Grand Terrace, Highland, Rialto, Loma Linda, Yucaipa, Mentone, Redlands, and San Bernardino.

    “Please support disadvantaged children with a Christmas gift at the Angel Tree by visiting our table in the Inland Center Mall and fulfilling the wishes of a child till December 22nd,” said Major Trimmer.

    Shoppers find cards attached to the Angel Tree. These cards include the names and wish lists of needy children whose families cannot afford to buy gifts. Shoppers simply pluck a tag off the Angel Tree and head for the appropriate store to purchase their gift donations, then return it to the Angel Tree volunteers.

    Shoppers get to keep the card as an ornament to hang on their own Christmas tree, reminding them of their good deed.

    “This is a great way to start a tradition with your family, by selecting a gift for a needy child together. The gifts are based on their individual wishes and for some children, it may be the only gift they receive all year,” said Major Trimmer.

    “Lego’s, board games and clothes are just a few items on each child’s wish list,” said Major Trimmer. “Shoppers who participate in the program are encouraged to shop for more than what is needed on the list. I can’t think of a better way for local people including business owners and managers to help the community and spread the spirit of Christmas.”

    For more information on the Angel Tree call Steven Pinckney at (909) 792-6868 or visit the tree in the Inland Center Mall in San Bernardino.   To donate money by phone call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (800-725-2769).  Donate online at: https://sanbernardino.salvationarmy.org




    About the Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps

    The Salvation Army may 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 offers evangelical programs for boys, girls, and adults. 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 1885, supporting those in need without discrimination. Donations may always be made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-(800)-SAL-ARMY. Our local number is (909) 888-1336.

    Habitat for Humanity, San Bernardino Area, Inc. will be the beneficiary of a golf tournament Friday, Nov. 15 at Sierra Lakes Golf Club in Fontana.

    Habitat for Humanity, San Bernardino Area, Inc. will be the beneficiary of a golf tournament Friday, Nov. 15 at Sierra Lakes Golf Club in Fontana.

    (San Bernardino)  “This golf tournament provides you an opportunity to enjoy a great day of golf at Sierra Lakes Golf Course, while supporting an organization that is helping many in San Bernardino and the surrounding communities achieve the dream of home ownership,” said Dennis Baxter, executive director of Habitat for Humanity, San Bernardino Area, Inc.

    Habitat for Humanity is a faith-based non-profit organization that assists low-income families the ability to own their homes by either building new homes or purchasing and renovating existing homes. Participants not only make mortgage payments on the homes, but also provide “sweat equity” with Habitat for Humanity by helping to actually build or rehabilitate the home they will be moving into.

    “The proceeds of the golf tournament will help us recruit and maintain relationships with volunteers, experienced construction workers, suppliers, city and other government agencies and banks,” Baxter said. “This is a collaborative effort to find deserving families, and help them to become productive and active members of the community where they will live.”

    Sierra Lakes Golf Club is located at 16600 Club House Drive in Fontana, near Sierra Avenue.  The club can be accessed from the 210, 10 or 60 freeways.

    Tournament registration begins at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Lunch and an awards ceremony will take place at 1 p.m.

    Golfers’ registration is $400 for a foursome or $110 for an individual golfer, and includes lunch. Non-golfers can enjoy lunch for $25.

    Habitat for Humanity, San Bernardino Area, Inc., also seeks sponsors for the golf tournament.  Sponsorship packages are available from $150 to $5,000.

    To register for the golf tournament or a sponsorship, or for more information, go online to www.habitatsb.org, call Dennis Baxter at (909) 478-1176.

    Habitat for Humanity also maintains a ReStore, which feature gently used appliances and home renovation items. Not only are ReStore supplies used for Habitat families, they are open to the general public.  The ReStore in Redlands specifically benefits Habitat for Humanity, San Bernardino Area, Inc., and is located at 25948 Business Center Drive, Redlands, CA.

    The San Bernardino chapter serves San Bernardino County communities between Fontana and Yucaipa, as well as the Mountain Communities of Running Springs, Lake Arrowhead, and Crestline, and the Upper Desert towns of Hesperia, Apple Valley and Victorville.   Proceeds from the upcoming golf tournament will allow Habitat for Humanity, San Bernardino Area, Inc. further its mission in the San Bernardino area.  The agency currently has plans to build six homes in San Bernardino and Grand Terrace.  All will be three-bedroom, two-bath homes with attached two-car garages. The homeowners will be able to add their personal touches on these homes by choosing paint colors and carpeting.

    About Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino Area, Inc.
    Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino Area is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a faith-based nonprofit organization that works in partnership with families to strengthen communities and transform lives by building new homes, rehabilitating existing homes, and making affordable home ownership a reality for community members in need.

    The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a deep discounted home improvement store that sells building materials, appliances, home accessories, and furniture.  The ReStore accepts donated goods, which are sold to the general public at a fraction of the retail price.  All proceeds are used to fund the administration and rehabilitation or construction of Habitat for Humanity homes.

    To find out more about Habitat for Humanity, call 909-478-1176 or visit www.HabitatSB.org.  We also ask you to LIKE us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SBReStore.