LAST DAY TO MAKE DONATIONS TO SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLES 24/12/2013
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The Salvation Army
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
LAST DAY TO MAKE DONATIONS TO SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLES
WAUWATOSA, WI. — (December 24, 2013) “Today is the last day to make donations to our Red Kettles. Bell ringers will be out until 3:00 p.m. Our Red Kettle Christmas Campaign in Milwaukee County is down $80,236 compared to this time last year,” said Major Dan Jennings, Salvation Army Divisional Commander for Wisconsin & Upper Michigan.
“A later Thanksgiving has impacted the Christmas campaign. We are concerned, but remain hopeful that by the end of January 2014, we will meet our Red Kettle goal of $3.5M. Donations from the Red Kettle Christmas Campaign support critical year round programming and services for families living in Milwaukee County,” said Jennings.
Eighty four cents of every dollar donated supports Salvation Army year round programs and services.
Here in Milwaukee County The Salvation Army operates 85 programs. Those programs and services include but are not limited to Christmas assistance, Christmas Family Feast, disaster relief, emergency housing, food and clothing, utility and rent assistance, employment services and summer lunch programs for children. To learn more about The Salvation Army visit www.SAmilwaukee.org.
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.