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Salvation Army looking for holiday volunteers

Salvation Army looking for holiday volunteers

There are a lot of words often associated with the holidays – Eggnog, mistletoe, carolers, Grinch, Scrooge, fruitcake and discount specials along them. For Octavio Serrano, the hope is that people think of one other word when the holiday season arrives: volunteering. Serrano, the director of volunteer services for the Salvation Army of Orange County, said they are always looking for good volunteers, but around the holidays, that need grows exponentially. For example, he wonders if anyone knows that their Red Kettle donation campaign around the holidays pays a major role in how they fund many charitable programs throughout the rest of the year. “It’s a...