To the editor:
I am a longtime volunteer of The Salvation Army and just learned of something very sad. This year, The Salvation Army will not be able to offer assistance to those in need at Easter. There will be no party, no pictures with the Easter Bunny, no baskets and no clothing. Why?
The approximate cost to repeat this wonderful holiday tradition is $1,400, a sum that is simply out of reach.
In a city with resources as plentiful as Lawrence, $1,400 should not be an obstacle to having an Easter celebration. I would urge citizens to remember as children what Easter meant to them and then consider how they would have felt with no Easter.
Not everyone is as fortunate as some to just be able to go to Wal-Mart and buy whatever is needed. Please consider donating to The Salvation Army so that Easter festivities can happen. For a few dollars, you have the power to create a memory for a child that can last a lifetime.