NEWS RELEASE · FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2012
Three Days Left of Silver Bells and Red Kettles – The Salvation Army Is Just Over $25,000.00 From its Goal!
Chattanooga, TN – Christmas is rapidly approaching and The Salvation Army still has faith it will reach the fundraising goal of $400,000.00. "With three days left of our Red Kettle Campaign, we are praying folks will help us raise the remaining $25,800.00 in order to meet our goal so we can continue meeting the overwhelming needs of our community," says Major Algerome Newsome, The Salvation Army Area Commander. "The money collected helps meet our Christmas demand of service and leads us into the first months of the New Year."
To date The Salvation Army has raised $374,176.12. Following is where the money has been collected:
- $81,519.69 in Hixson and North Chattanooga
- $90,025.41 in North Georgia
- $106,517.20 in East Brainerd and Ooltewah, and
- $96,113.82 raised in Cleveland.
Monetary donations are also still needed to assist with this year's increase in Christmas needs. Donations can be mailed to 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403 , given online at www.csarmy.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY .
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 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 spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.
For more information, go to SalvationArmyUSA.org