Local couple donates 60 cases of jelly to Salvation Army

A local couple is making sure people at the Salvation Army have some jelly with their toast next summer.

Russel and Connie Fredrickson put about 3,000 hours of work into making the homemade jelly donation every year.

On Friday, the Fredrickson’s donated 60 cases to the shelter in La Crosse, something the Salvation Army says always brings people a little taste of home.

“There’s no way we could make our own jelly, and handcraft it, and package it up, and bring it over to serve those in need,” said Alex Riley, the Volunteer Coordinator for the Salvation Army. “Having somebody in the community caring and looking out for us, and looking out for those that are less fortunate, it’s a huge impact.”

The couple provided 4 different kinds of jelly including raspberry, strawberry, blueberry and blackberry.

Russell Fredrickson says, “It means a lot. It’s just something that I love doing.”

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