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GOLD COIN DONATION HELPS SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLE IN JACKSON COUNTY
Wauwatosa, WI (December 19, 2011) The Salvation Army annual Red Kettle
Christmas Campaign is well underway and coming to a close on Christmas
Eve. An anonymous donor dropped a gold coin worth $350 in one of the Red
Kettles at a Walmart in Jackson County, Wisconsin to round the donation
total to $2,147.88 the best donation day to date.
The Christmas Campaign goal in Jackson County is $12,000. Donations made
to the Jackson County Red Kettle Christmas Campaign will sustain critical
programming and emergency assistance. Eighty-four cents of every dollar
donated supports critical Salvation Army programs and services.
Donations can be made to The Salvation Army Red Kettles by texting "GIVE"
to 80888. To volunteer visit http://www.ringbells.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 http://www.SAmilwaukee.org