The Drumheller Valley Secondary School Community has come together in a big way for The Drumheller Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army is receiving that Christmas help it needs this year as staff, students and donors fill nearly nine Christmas Hampers to go towards DVSS families in need this holiday.

"This is the third year that we've done Christmas Hampers for families from our school," said DVSS Teacher, Cindy Sereda. "We had a Christmas Tree placed outside of the main office with tags on it where people could grab a tag and collect those items for the hampers."

"We just wanted to give a huge shout-out to some of the people in the community who also came in and donated a lot of our items in our hampers," continued Sereda. "To Kathy Lusk, Kelly Boyko, James Bagwell and Shawn Langell for all their donations that really helped fill up those nine-holiday hampers for us."

Sereda is proud to know that the student body of DVSS and teachers made the effort to help reach their hamper goal and finds solace in the fact that the nine hampers will be directly influencing families for students who attend DVSS.

"DVSS student council has put on 12 days of Christmas. Different activities that we've got going on every day," explained Sereda. "A big promotion that we wanted to do for those 12 days was to spread Christmas cheer, not only through our school, through our community."

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