The Salvation Army in Sioux City is filled with toys and food to help provide a merry Christmas to 700 Siouxland families.
Friday is the annual Christmas distribution of toys and food baskets for 600 families with approximately 1,800 children, as well as food baskets for about 100 senior citizens.
The food baskets will contain either a ham or turkey, along with all the trimmings to provide for a family meal on Christmas Day. Parents will select toys for their children from a giant toy shop being created for this one-day event at The Salvation Army, 1415 Villa Ave, in Sioux City.
Volunteers will accompany parents through the Toy Shop during pre-registered times and assist them in selecting gifts for their children. Those receiving the food and toys pre-registered with the Salvation Army shortly before Thanksgiving.
Meanwhile there's still a couple of days left for the annual bell ringing fund raising campaign. Program director Rob Ouellette says donations have been steady this year:
The Salvation Army has been serving those in need in Siouxland since 1888.
A THIRD PERSON HAS DIED FROM INJURIES SUSTAINED IN ONE OF A TRIO OF FATAL ACCIDENTS THAT OCCURRED TUESDAY MORNING ON INTERSTATE 29 IN UNION COUNTY.
THE SOUTH DAKOTA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 27 YEAR OLD JUSTIN WEHDE OF GARRETSON, SOUTH DAKOTA DIED AT A SIOUX CITY HOSPITAL FROM INJURIES RECEIVED WHEN THE ARMORED VAN HE WAS RIDING IN WENT OUT OF CONTROL ON THE ICY HIGHWAY NORTH OF THE VERMILLION EXIT.
THE NORTHBOUND VEHICLE SLID ACROSS THE MEDIAN AND ROLLED ACROSS THE SOUTHBOUND LANES INTO THE WEST DITCH.
THE DRIVER OF THE VAN, 33 YEAR OLD ANDREA JACOBSON, AND A THIRD PERSON RIDING IN THE VAULT, 26 YEAR OLD MATTHEW THOMPSON, BOTH FROM SIOUX FALLS, SUSTAINED SERIOUS BUT NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES.
THOMPSON WAS EJECTED FROM THE VAULT WHEN THE VAN ROLLED. JACOBSON WAS WEARING A SEAT BELT.
MONEY BEING TRANSPORTED IN THE VAN WAS TAKEN TO THE UNION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.