Roy and Evelyn Buxbaum of Good Guys Gardening respond to the call for warm clothing donations made Tuesday by the Williams Lake Tribune after it was learned there was a need in the community for critical items such as gloves and mitts due to the extremely cold weather. Salvation Army Major Stephen French was happy to accept the donation Wednesday morning

Roy and Evelyn Buxbaum of Good Guys Gardening respond to the call for warm clothing donations made Tuesday by the Williams Lake Tribune after it was learned there was a need in the community for critical items such as gloves and mitts due to the extremely cold weather. Salvation Army Major Stephen French was happy to accept the donation Wednesday morning

Salvation Army receives donations of warm clothing

Roy and Evelyn Buxbaum bring in much needed donations to the Salvation Army Wednesday.

  • Dec. 7, 2016 8:00 a.m.

After reading about the need for warm clothing this week to assist those coming in from the cold at the Salvation Army, Roy and Evelyn Buxbaum were quick to respond.

The couple, who own Good Gardening Gardening, has been collecting clothing items for the needy for several years now at Christmas time and delivered several heavy bags brimming with washed and mended gloves, mitts and clothes to the Salvation Army Wednesday.

“This is really what Christmas is all about, helping people,” Salvation Army Major Stephen French told the Buxbaums. “I feel like putting my arms around you and giving you a big hug. What would we do without people like you?””

The Salvation Army has been experiencing a higher than usual need at its drop-in centre and food services due to the extremely cold weather this week.

Roy Buxbaum is challenging other business owners and residents to step up and help out the Salvation Army by collecting and donating warm clothing for the needy.