Residents Compete To Raise Money For Salvation Army
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Residents competed against one another to help fundraise for those less fortunate, by making a little noise Saturday.
The Grand Junction Rotary Club and the Grand Junction Kiwanis Club competed to see who could raise the most money ringing the Salvation Army bells outside several stores around the Grand Valley.
The Colorado Army National Guard was also outside the RimRock Avenue Walmart, helping gather toys and coats for their operation toy drop.
"Almost everybody that comes out wants to put stuff in the bucket, and we love seeing the kids that help out too. Then, we get to give them candy," said Carmen Moyer, with the Rotary Club of Grand Junction.
"I've been there before myself, where I was less fortunate, and didn't have all this stuff. It's really nice to see kids that don't get this, to get the opportunity to get it," said Shane Brown, with the Colorado Army National Guard.
Whether it's the Rotary Club, or the Kiwanis Club, members say whoever raises the most money for the Salvation Army gets bragging rights for a whole year all while helping out a good cause.
To donate a toy or coat to the operation toy drop, head to News Channel 5 Studio, Home Loan State Bank, Jerry's outdoor sports,
Celestial Water (Orchard Mesa), Dreamchild Entertainment, Back to Health Wellness Center, Your Sign Company Turbo (Mesa Mall clothing store), Page Parsons Jewelers, Short Kuts (Clifton Shopping Center), Ebricks Outlet on 1st Street, and Tropix Hawaiian BBQ.