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.
More than half the people over 50 in Onondaga County might soon be spending as much as a full-time job caring for sick or invalid relatives. Elderly advocate groups released a study Tuesday that shows caregivers are in crisis.
Food, water, and home clean up kits are being handed out to flood victims in Oneida county and the Mohawk Valley. The Salvation Army is helping Central New York families to stabilize and even rebuild after the floods.
When I spoke to Incident Commander Major James Purvis, he was en-route to Oneida with over one thousand meals.