Man goes to great heights, and jumps, to help the needy

OCEANSIDE (CNS) – A Salvation Army officer plans to skydive Saturday to
raise awareness of the need for holiday assistance in northern San Diego
County.

Lt. Jay Koebel will skydive for the second consecutive year during a toy
and food drive event scheduled at the Oceanside Municipal Airport between
noon and 2 p.m. Saturday.

“In Oceanside, we are seeing families with such great needs,” Koebel
said. “So far, over 800 families, 1,100 children, have applied for Christmas
assistance. We need the help of the community.”

The “Dive Into Christmas” event will include refreshments, a Salvation
Army brass band and a giant red kettle. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-
perishable food and/or new, unwrapped toys.

The event will take place outside Tsunami Skydivers at 480 Airport Road.
Koebel's jump is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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