It is the sound that brings Christmas spirit to many, but to others it brings the sound of hope.
Stephanie Fogle says, "It is something that is much needed; the kids, they ask for certain things nowadays and it’s kinda’ hard. So anywhere that someone even offers to give you a little helping hand is much appreciated."
Stephanie and her daughter found that hope at the Salvation Army.
The non-profit organization opened its doors to begin signing families up who need help during the holiday season.
Social Service Director Linda Bates says each year the community always pulls through. "The Wiregrass has never failed to be generous and caring; they show a very caring spirit and a giving heart," she says.
Bates says the past few years, the organization has brought warmth into the homes of a 1000 families, providing Christmas dinners and even toys for the little ones.
"The children’s faces are the ones that you really enjoy seeing because they don't hide anything," Bates says.
For Stephanie and her daughter, she says it brings joy knowing other people are taking part in the giving spirit. "You just can't ask for a better association or better company, people just being there for you with open arms, caring."
The Salvation Army will continue to take applications through next week in Houston, Henry and Geneva counties.