make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Charities get rush of donations as year comes to close


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Today is the final day to make donations you can write off on your 2013 tax return.

Matthew Tidman with the Salvation Army says the holidays are a time for giving and sharing. He says there are lots of needy families in the Port City that may not have been blessed with a happy Christmas. But luckily he says New Year's Eve is one of the charity's busiest days to collect what these families really need.

"All of the stuff that we get is wonderful, because we use it to help people," Tidman said. "The clothing that is given, the coats that are given, we give those out regularly to people that come in that need something to help them out, and without the help of the community, we couldn't do that."

Tidman says the donations they could really use right now are furniture and kitchen appliances.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.



The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.