RED KETTLE MATCH DAY SUCCESSFUL! CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN STILL DOWN 10/12/2013
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The Salvation Army
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MATCH DAY SUCCESSFUL!
CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN STILL DOWN
WAUWATOSA, WI. — (December 10, 2013) The Forest County Potawatomi Foundation sponsored The Salvation Army’s first Red Kettle Match Day on Friday, December 6th. The event was successful! Donations were matched that day, dollar for dollar up to $12,500 by the foundation, actually totaling $35,501, 77. However, Red Kettles are still down $61,260.
“The economy is slowly repairing, but many families continue to experience tough times. We’ve seen a significant increase in the numbers of people coming to us for assistance, especially new families, never before needing help,” said Major Dan Jennings, Salvation Army Divisional Commander for Wisconsin & Upper Michigan.
“We are grateful to the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation for sponsoring our first and successful Red Kettle Match Day Campaign. We hope other corporations and foundations will consider hosting a Red Kettle Match Day,” said Jennings.
The Red Kettle Campaign goal of $3.5M is critical to sustaining 85 Salvation Army Milwaukee County programs and services. Through these programs and services The Salvation Army provides individuals, families and children with food, shelter, clothing and hope.
Eighty four cents of every dollar donated supports year round critical programs and services.
To make a donation visit us at www.SAmilwaukee.org or text Sarmy to 85944 to make a $10 donation.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 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. Nationally, approximately 84 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.SAmilwaukee.org.