Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Season extended to January 31…and they need our help!
The Salvation Army’s Christmas Campaign is its largest fundraising effort each year with the donations supporting year round programs. The campaign’s fundraising goal for the 2016 season is $380,000.00, to be raised from November 11th through January 31st. To date, the campaign has raised over $277,600 ; 73% of the ultimate goal– Although still over $20,000 below our giving at this time last year we still have until Christmas Eve to bell ring and through January 31st to receive donations through the mail.
“We were blessed with great weather last year, which I feel helped” remarked Development Director April Dertian
Major Prezza Morrison added “I have faith to believe that the community is just as concerned as we are that the needs of people in Livingston County are being met and I am certain this year we will again reach our goal.”
The Salvation Army is faithful that our generous community will continue to extend it’s giving to ensure needs of others will be met in 2017.
The Christmas season is The Salvation Army’s largest fund raiser of the year helping to provide programing throughout the year. The funds raised during the 2 months are vitally important to the Army as we head into 2017. Money raised during the campaign helps the Army serve over 7000 Livingston County persons in need each year through a wide array of programs including energy assistance to help keep heat and lights on, shelter for the homeless , rental assistance, food for the hungry, mentoring and programs for the youth plus more.
Donations can be mailed directly to P.O. Box 647 , Howell MI 48844, dropped off at the local corps or made online at www.SalvationArmyLivingston.org
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to salvationarmyusa.org.