Donations to Salvation Army up this year for annual Holiday Store

23 December, 2017, 00:26 | Author: Regina Lloyd
  • Bristol Salvation Army thousands short of red kettle goal

Time's running out for Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign and they still have a little way to go to reach their goal for the year.

The coins, worth about $8,000, are now in the hands of the Salvation Army.

Now, they just need to raise just $12,500 each day, Friday and Saturday, to make it. "We rely on all donations to be able to help people in financial crisis to pay for their rent and mortgage, utilities, medical needs, furniture, clothing and many other necessities".

Thanks to volunteers and support from the community, the Salvation Army is making strides to better help families in the area.

"There are a lot of programs that we run that are exclusively dependent on the money that comes into the kettles", Wood said.

The 30-year-old woman stood in the vestibule near the kettle and posed as an attendant for about an hour.

Hughes said one of the main reasons in the drop in kettle donations is that Kmart, one of the organization's 24 bell-ringing locations, closed earlier this year.

"We like to give a donation to local charities around the holidays", GPH marketing manager Katy Denny said.

Businesses interested in hosting an Angel Tree next year are urged to contact the Grafton office of the Salvation Army at 304-265-3565. "Everyone really came together this year".

"The Salvation Army is for everyone", Paxton said.

Welk said a year ago they raised about $8,000.



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