The Salvation Army Has Racial Issues This Holiday Season

Her name is Casses Craig and she is a resident living in Crystal Springs, Ms. She has four children and lives in Crystal Springs, low rate income housing project Cumberland Apartments. Casses signed her children up for the Angel Tree Program hosted by the Salvation Army, located in Jackson, Ms along with numerous other organizations. It was my understanding that the Angel Tree program was brought to life to help provide less fortunate children with toy's for Christmas. However, that wasn't the case this year in Mississippi.

Numerous residents within the town of Crystal Springs, Ms was shocked when they were given there date and time to stand in long lines and in freezing temperatures outside of the Salvation Army for help. I was shocked to here from Casses that they had to go and here a sermon from a preacher before receiving there kids Angel Tree gifts. Some of the things that were preached to them was about their ability to not be able to provide for their kids and the men that they call their man, boyfriend, and some husbands. It was reported that the whites were clearly treated better than the blacks.

In a story covered by channel 16 News, the founder was quoted in the headlines saying the "Salvation Army Goes Beyond it's Expectations". Mississippi had some 8000 kids that needed to be adopted and many weren't. Mothers such as Casses received a mere one gift from the Angel Tree Program and that's going beyond their expectations.

I know the economy is in a tough situation, but why was it that everyone that came back from getting their Angel Tree gifts in Crystal Springs, Ms only came back to tell the story of all the whites that got bikes and big toys for their kids. While the blacks only got one toy for four children. Hmmmmmmmmmmm, seems to me that the Salvation Army needs to rethink the Angel Tree Program, next year.

I seriously doubt it thought, because more and more people are going to be in need and they won't receive, just as they did this year. Blacks in Mississippi need to wake-up and pay attention to what is happening right in front of them. Racial inside trading is what I like to call it, but you decide what you want to call it.

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