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‘At the front door’

Sheriff’s deputies collecting for The Salvation Army

Photo submitted to Times Observer Walmart donated 1,032 items to the Warren Salvation Army on Thursday. The donation was accepted and delivered by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. Pictured (from left) are: Deputy Josh Warmath, Senior Deputy Mark Lehnen, Walmart managers Josh and Allana, and Chief Deputy Chuck Fetzeck.

Tough times often hit those who give as well as those who need.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office and Warren County Jail are helping to make sure The Salvation Army has what it needs to help people.

On Thursday, deputies collected a donation from Walmart of 1,032 food items valued at over $1,800.

And, deputies and jail corrections officers continue to accept donations of items and money at the Fifth Avenue entrance to the Warren County Courthouse.

In less than two weeks, officers have collected 1,600 items and almost $6,000 in monetary donations.

“The Salvation Army would like to give a big shout-out of thanks to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office,” according to The Salvation Army’s Facebook page. “Thank you all very much.”

“Thank you again to all of the businesses and individuals who have continued to support us with donations,” according to the page. “Last week we gave out 1,874 meals to people in our community. This week we increased by 271 and gave out 2,145 meals.”

“We’ll keep taking donations at the front door until this pandemic is over,” Fetzeck said.

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