Christmas Bureau Distribution

Scott Willis / WAER News

A lengthy, national search for a new executive director for the Salvation Army turned up a candidate right here in Onondaga County who worked for the organization eight years ago.  Linda Lopez was introduced to the community Tuesday, and brings more than 30 years of experience in the human services field.  

Scott Willis / WAER News

Preparations are well underway at the OnCenter for the Salvation Army’s Christmas Bureau distribution on Monday.   Friday, a forklift operator unloaded a Wegmans truck filled with 19-thousand pounds of non-perishable goods including canned vegetables and fruit, juice, sauces, coffee, cocoa,  and tea.  That includes 27-hundred bags of potatoes, which Salvation Army Marketing Manager Greg Meitus says wasn’t expected.