Just days left to raise over $2.5 million
Roseville, Minn. – The Twin Cities Salvation Army has just days left to try and meet its 2016 Christmas goal. As of Dec. 28, it had raised $9.1 million toward a goal of $11.6 million.
That is nearly $250,000 less than at this time in 2015.
Red kettles went off the streets on Christmas Eve, bringing in nearly $2.6 million this season. That’s about $230,000 less than last year. Kettle season was hampered by cold weather and a shortage of volunteer bell ringers this year (related story).
“We are in the final, critical push to try to make our fundraising goal,” said Lt. Col. Lonneal Richardson, leader of The Salvation Army Northern Division. “If we don’t do that, we face some tough choices to cut back on programs and services in 2017.”
Donations for this year can be made online, by mailing in a check (to: The Salvation Army, 2445 Prior Ave. N., Roseville, MN 55113), or over the phone (1-800-SALARMY) through Dec. 31.
Don’t forget, your 2016 charitable donations are tax deductible (related story).
About The Salvation Army
Since 1886 the Twin Cities Salvation Army has been a safety net for thousands of people, providing food, housing, financial assistance and more, without discrimination. Each year we serve 187,000 people in the metro area, providing 1,300 hot meals daily and sheltering nearly 900 every night. The Salvation Army relies on 20,500 volunteers who give 160,000 hours of service annually. Please join The Salvation Army by volunteering or making a donation to support your local community