by Mindy Aguon
Guam - With Christmas less than a week away, the Salvation Army started their first day of the Toy N Joy distribution to parents who have been eagerly waiting to choose gifts for their children. According to Captain Michael Lutcher there are about 50 to 100 volunteers who are lending a helping hand, such as students from Inarajan Middle School, and the school's computer operations tech, Mike Nauta.
"We work with kids everyday and one thing we try to teach a lot of the kids is to learn how to appreciate both the giving and receiving, but more so the giving," said Captain Lutcher. "And it's a great feeling – it's our fourth year and it's not just the gift wrapping. We do other stuff with the Salvation Army."
Every 10 minutes ten families were serviced and with toy distribution scheduled from 10am to 4pm - that's about 360 families whose children are able to enjoy this holiday season. Toy distribution will continue Monday, December 23. Captain Lutcher says they will continue to help families who call in for assistance until Christmas Eve.