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.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Cariboo’s Strongest tests athletes’ mettle

Twenty men and three women took part

RANCH MUSINGS: When the pressure is off, what is there to muse about on the ranch?

In the meantime, that rain meant a bumper crop of pasture at home and on the open range

Cariboo Chilcotin athletes make most of Little Britches Rodeo season

Held Sept. 11-13, the event put the cap on a modified year

Williams Lake Youth Soccer Association hosting virtual AGM Oct. 14

Topics will include plans for the association’s winter, indoor sessions and beyond into next season

B.C. or Ontario? Residential school survivors fight move of court battle

It’s now up to Ontario’s Court of Appeal to sort out the venue question

B.C. transportation minister will not seek re-election

Claire Trevena has held the position since 2017

Young B.C. cancer survivor rides 105-km with Terry Fox’s brother

Jacob Bredenhof and Darrell Fox’s cycling trek raises almost $90,000 for cancer research

B.C. migrant, undocumented workers rally for permanent residency program

Rally is part of the Amnesty for Undocumented Workers Campaign led by the Migrant Workers Centre

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Preparations underway for pandemic election in Saskatchewan and maybe B.C.

Administrators in B.C. and around the country are also looking to expand voting by mail during the pandemic

Nearly 20 per cent of COVID-19 infections among health-care workers by late July

WHO acknowledged the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington

Emaciated grizzly found dead on central B.C. coast as low salmon count sparks concern

Grizzly was found on Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw territory in Smith Inlet, 60K north of Port Hardy

Most Read