Matson Gifts The Salvation Army with Shipping for Annual Anchorage GIFT Event Supplies

Dec 22, 2020 | by Lessa Peter

Anchorage, AK­­­ – The Salvation Army is grateful to Matson, Inc. for its recent gift-in-kind of free shipping in support of the annual Anchorage GIFT event. “The Salvation Army is extremely grateful for the shipping received from Matson this year and the support we have received from the company and staff over the past several years,” said Captain Denice Delgado, Associate Anchorage Social Services Director for The Salvation Army. “Without our community supporters like Matson, The Salvation Army would have a much harder time providing basic needs and spreading Christmas joy to families in the most need.”

“Matson is pleased to support the Salvation Army’s annual GIFT program. This year, the level of need is high and it is more important than ever that the community comes together to help one another. We are thankful for the Salvation Army’s staff and other community members that made the GIFT program possible,” stated Bal Dreyfus, Senior Vice President of Alaska, Matson.

Families who participate in Anchorage GIFT receive Christmas gifts for children 0 – 14 years old and supplemental food for the whole family in Salvation Army food boxes and bags which were shipped by Matson’s Alaska shipping services. Thanks to the generosity of Matson, The Salvation Army did not have to incur the cost of shipping over 10,000 pounds from Tacoma, WA to Anchorage, AK.

The annual GIFT Christmas assistance event ends tomorrow, December 23. Due to increased need, the event has been extended an additional day on Wednesday, December 23, from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Northway Mall in Anchorage.  Volunteers are still needed! If you have some time to give, please contact Salvation Army Volunteer Coordinator Heidi Navarro at or call (907) 339-3427. More information for the event can be found at

If you would like to be a part of the campaign to Rescue Christmas The Salvation Army’s virtual red kettles will be collecting online through New Year’s Eve. Please take a moment and visit to make an online donation or text KETTLES to 91999. Thank you for your support and for making a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable.


The Salvation Army, an evangelic part of the universal Christian church, supports those in need in His name without discrimination, offering spiritual encouragement and basic services to meet the needs of Alaskans in 18 communities. The Salvation Army has been caring for mind, body, spirit and soul of individuals, children and families in Alaska since 1898. In FY2020, The Salvation Army served 298,758 meals, gave 37,750 toys and gifts to kids in need and provided over 8,600 contacts of emotional and spiritual support helping nearly 77,000 Alaskans statewide. For more information, please visit

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