Salvation Army offers help and hope

GOODS AND SERVICES—Ventura volunteer William Brashears, 12, helps out in the pantry at the Salvation Army on Dec. 18 in Ventura. BOBBY CURTIS/Acorn NewspapersSilvia Simoes took her seat in an office overflowing with donations. Toys, clothes and first-aid supplies filled every shelf, corner and chair.
She apologized for the mess: The community had flooded the Salvation Army with so many donations in response to the Thomas Fire that headquarters in Ventura had run out of storage space and Simeos’ ...

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