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CCDSA presents check to Salvation Army

Dec. 07, 2012 @ 11:30 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Christmas will go a little further at the Salvation Army, thanks to a contribution presented Friday by the Cabell County Deputy Sheriff's Association.

Sgt. R.H. McQuaid and Deputy Greg Slone presented a $500 check to Major Matt Riley of the Salvation Army Friday afternoon. It is the second year the association has contributed to helping the less fortunate during the holidays through the non-profit organization.

"Being over here every day, we see the struggles people are going through and even more so at Christmas, and we thought we'd do something to help you out," Slone said, presenting the check to Riley.

"It's a wonderful gift and it'll go to good use," Riley responded.

McQuaid said the deputy sheriff's association distributes money its 37 members raise throughout the community to individuals and other organizations.

Riley added that he is seeing a lot of people in need in the community right now.

"It always gets worse at Christmas -- families are apart, there are sicknesses, the economy is not great," Riley said. "Struggling people are coming through our doors every day.

"We've been really blessed that the people here in the Tri-State have been so loving and caring and really make things happen for the less fortunate," said Riley, who has been with the Huntington office for six months. "We are blessed to be in such a wonderful community."

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