Sweet Deal Raises Money For Salvation Army

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP)- Helping those in need was one sweet deal for a local organization.

The Salvation Army held an indoor garage sale and ice cream social to raise awareness and funding for overseas world missions.

Organizers feel the help and money raised will go a long way towards building a stronger community.

"[we're] Going to put the money back into a youth fund to use it to buy items like pool tables, ping-pong tables, basketballs and gym equipment of that nature, so that we can start hopefully in the future, beginning next year, we will start a community center program if you will" says Leanne Burkett, Salvation Army commanding officer in Topeka.

Many of the items sold had been used in the Salvation Army's child care center which was closed in May.