Saturday, July 26, 2008
Salivating Army - Saturday 7/26/2008
It took a considerable force of will--or no, maybe that was just a sense of impending guilt--for me to get up Saturday morning and get these bags loaded up with clothing and linens and put them on the curb.
I wasn't thinking when I received a call on Thursday saying the Salvation Army would be picking up in our neighborhood and would I like to contribute. They were driving all the way from Bakersfield, so I said yes. They were looking mostly for clothes.
Of course, they said they'd arrive between 8am and 4pm and they showed around 2:45 pm.
In the meantime, we put together a bunch of other stuff to give to our favorite local charity, Valley Oasis Thrift Shop in Palmdale. They provide safe haven for battered women and children.