This Christmas hundreds of people in the Imperial Valley were able to enjoy the holiday when they otherwise might not have been able to do so. While many may have incomes that allow them to spend extra for presents and big holiday meals, there are plenty who do not.
That is where organizations like The Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, the Imperial Valley Food Bank, Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree program, the local chapter of ABATE and others play an important role. These programs raise funds, provide food and make sure children have toys for the holiday season. The generosity of the Imperial Valley community is what allows families in need to enjoy the Christmas season.
Here we have hardworking people and organizations willing to take the steps necessary to help others. In the Valley, where unemployment is so high, there are plenty in need of help who shouldn't have to go through their troubles alone, especially during the holidays.