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James W. Nelson, Published December 01 2010

Critic of Salvation Army does have a point

Sorry, but I have to agree with Richard Kodadek (letter, Nov. 29), to a point. Let me share my experience.

In 1997, I volunteered with the Salvation Army to help sort donated materials – three to four hours, not very long. They wanted my info, so, fine, I was naive and gave it to them.

Sometime later I received in first-class mail an 8-by-11-inch poster thanking me, not even folded but put in a Manila mailer. What a waste of money, in my opinion. I did not need to be thanked, especially in such a manner.

I now try to avoid anyplace with bell-ringers, and when I do see them, I will not make eye contact because there is no way I will put money in their kettle.