The Grinch strikes early, puts a damper on Salvation Army’s holiday spirit

Published 2:17 pm Wednesday, November 22, 2023

The season of giving took an unexpected turn for The Salvation Army last night when Jackson facilities fell victim to a heartless break-in reminiscent of a classic Dr. Seuss tale.

The Grinch, it seems, chose the day before Thanksgiving to unleash his mischief on the organization, cutting through the perimeter fence and leaving a trail of damage in his wake.

In a move that Dr. Seuss himself might have described, two unknown individuals targeted vehicles, leaving them out of commission until repairs can be completed.

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As staff and volunteers were busily preparing for Thanksgiving and diligently operating our Kettle program—a vital initiative to raise much-needed funds for r community programs—this unexpected setback forced the organization to temporarily pause kettle operations in Jackson.

Despite this setback, The Salvation Army remains undeterred and is calling upon the resilience and goodwill of the community to join us in turning this misfortune into an opportunity for unity and generosity.

For more information on how you can support The Salvation Army and keep the holiday spirit alive, please visit or call (601) 982 – 4881.