Operation Christmas Cheer: Looking for steady work

Last year, Yesenia Inda Sandoval was on the ropes.

The single mother of an 11-year-old girl, Sandoval said the Salvation Army came to her rescue through Operation Christmas Cheer, providing her with rent money, Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets, and toys for her daughter’s Christmas.

“That was money I wasn’t counting on,” she said. “I’m very grateful to them.”

To continue reading about Yesenia, or to help, read the rest at the Monterey County Herald by clicking here.

Operation Christmas Cheer is a partnership between The Monterey County Herald1st Capital Bank and The Salvation Army to support local families in need of support during the Christmas season. This is the 26th year of Operation Christmas Cheer, which has raised over over $2 million for families in Monterey County. During the course of the Christmas season, The Herald will run several stories like the one above highlighting families who are in need of assistance this year and are being helped by The Salvation Army.

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