Support The Salvation Army on Giving Tuesday
Written by Julie Borgen, Twin Cities Media Relations Director for The Salvation Army Northern Division.
The Twin Cities Salvation Army has a goal of raising $11.7 million dollars by the end of the year, more than one-third its annual budget. That money fuels life-sustaining programs year-round for more than 155,000 people each year.
What’s more, 84 cents of every dollar you donate to The Salvation Army goes directly to help people in need. Here are just a few examples of what your donation buys:
- $10 buys three hot meals and hygiene supplies for one person
- $15 buys three days of groceries for one person
- $17 buys a new winter coat for a child
- $30 provides a night of shelter, a hot shower and a meal for one person at The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center
- $150 feeds a family of four for a week
The Twin Cities Salvation Army operates eight food shelves in the metro area, distributing more than 2.5 million pounds of food each year. It provides a hot meal for 1,100 people each day, and houses well over 600 each night.
Poverty is an everyday battle. People experiencing poverty are not without hope – their lives are just harder than they should be. The Salvation Army is helping to make their lives a little easier, thanks to your gifts of time and money. Join us in the fight for good by giving online or donating at a red kettle, becoming a volunteer bell ringer, or recruiting your own army as a fundraiser on RedKettleReason.org. Learn more about how The Salvation Army fights poverty in your community.