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.