A single mother raises her eight children on her own, all while holding down a job. Despite making ends meet, she has little extra money to purchase Christmas gifts for her children. This is one of many scenarios that the Salvation Army of Kingsport encounters around Christmastime.
The No. 1 concern for the grandpa who asked to be identified only a “Pineapple” is his ability to stay healthy long enough to see that his three grandchildren grow up in a good home with him instead of being sent into foster care.
The Times News Rescue Fund started out as the Times News Christmas Rescue Fund in 1973. It’s evolved over the years, but its goal is the same: help the hungry have a bit more to eat at Christmas.