Every year, KEMBA Roanoke Federal Credit Union in Salem rolls up their sleeves to help out the Community Christmas Store.
This year, through a variety of fundraising events they were able to donate 18 bicycles, various toys, a closet full of canned good and food items, as well as make a monetary donation to the Community Christmas Store.
The CCS’s mission is to assist families in need in a dignified manner during the holiday season. The CCS goal is for recipient families to select their Christmas items according to the individual needs and preferences of each family member. Remarkably, the CCS is operated solely by volunteers. There are no paid employees or staff.
Approximately 95 percent of all funds donated to the CCS go directly to the families served. These families are residents of Roanoke County, the town of Vinton, the city of Salem and Craig County.
Submitted by Allan Davidson