The Salvation Army Kettle Donations are Way Down! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Friday, 06 December 2013 14:49
Quad Cities, USA: December 6, 2013 – With only 17 days remaining in the Red Kettle Campaign, The Salvation Army is extremely concerned about Kettle Donations.

Major Gary Felton, Quad Cities Coordinator for The Salvation Army, states, “Our goal of $750,000 to keep our programs strong is still a long way away. We are grateful for the $230,000 that has been donated to date, but we are $150,000 behind last year at this time. The six days that we lost between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a huge concern. Other factors may be donor fatigue due to the recent typhoon and tornado disasters.”

He adds, “Less giving is a great concern to us. These donations allow us to do our work at Christmas and all year round. The Red Kettle Campaign raises 60% of our annual budget and still has a long way to go. The monies collected provide shelter, food and other basic needs to families and individuals in crisis. We depend on the generosity of each individual in the Quad Cities to be able provide our services. We try not to think about falling short of the goal – we simply cannot fall short this year.”

Another way you can become involved with The Salvation Army’s Christmas programs and make your own Christmas even brighter: Volunteering. Opportunities include Toy Shop Escort, Bell Ringer, and Toy Collector at Fill the Truck on December 13 & 14. Easy sign up at www.ringbells.org.

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