MCH Boys Ranch residents use allowance to give to the Salvation Army

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) The Salvation Army in Waco served 5,000 meals last month.

"We feed every single day of the year, and right now, all of our meals are takeaway meals," explained Major Jim Taylor on behalf of the Salvation Army.

That's because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it's caused a need for water bottles to hand out along with every meal.

A group at the Methodist Children's Home Boys ranch heard the need, and decided to help out.

The boys put together their allowance, and with a little help from MCH, they purchased a pallet of water to donate.

"I think it's a great lesson not just for those young men, but for everyone that we can all take what little bit we have, put it together, and we can do something big," said Major Taylor.

The boys who live at the ranch age from 11-18. They come from a variety of circumstances and challenges.

Volunteer work is a big part of what they do.

"In these times right now, everything's so uncertain. The kids aren't able to get off the ranch for volunteer service, and so I think this is a great way for them to give back," explained Stacy Roof, a homelife manager at the Boys Ranch.

The boys donated 48 cases of water, with 40 bottles in each case, that's 1,920 bottles for those in need.