Salvation Army of Valdosta hosts cookout

VALDOSTA — The Salvation Army in collaboration with Second Harvest of South Georgia, South Georgia Partnership to End Homelessness and the Re-Generation Rescue Mission observed Father’s Day by meeting an ongoing need in the community.

The Salvation Army hosted its second drive-through cookout and toy giveaway, Salvation Army representatives said in a statement.

Cars began lining up two-and-a-half hours early, Salvation Army Lt. Chris Thomas said.

After speaking to a few of the early arrivals, Thomas learned someone gave them the wrong start time.

“I was encouraging them to leave and come back to prevent them from having to wait in the heat. They all expressed that they would wait it out because they could not afford the gas to go and come back,” Thomas said. “We were still getting…

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