Yearly gift from Valley couple

Couple provides produce each Xmas to Sally Ann

With money raised from collecting bottles, Frank and Clara buy produce each year and donate it to the Salvation Army. Photo supplied

For more than 15 years, Frank Morris and Clara Wilson have been donating produce to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Hamper program.

The retired Merville couple spends the entire year collecting bottles at roadsides. At the end of the year, using money from the bottle returns, they purchase the produce.

“We used to give the money to our grandchildren,” Clara said. “Then we decided there was somebody that probably needed it more so…You have to help your neighbour.”

This year, they supplied 200 pounds of carrots, 300 pounds of apples and 150 pounds of onions.

“My staff and I look forward every year to the time when Frank and Clara pop into TSA Cornerstones Family Services to share a cup of coffee, a bunch of cookies, and especially Frank’s heartfelt stories,” said Brent Hobden, community ministries director. “The Salvation Army, the Comox Valley and the less fortunate families in our community are truly blessed by the hours that people like Frank and Clara donate to help ensure that everyone has a very Merry Christmas. God bless all of the Franks and Claras that work behind the scene to care for our friends and neighbours.”

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