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Kettle match in Willmar on Dec. 20

Kettle match raises nearly $16k in Willmar

Added on Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Willmar Salvation Army raised more than $15,700 worth of kettle donations at a single kettle, in a single day, thanks to Lakeland Broadcasting, West Central Sanitation, and generous local residents.

On Dec. 20, both companies provided up to $5,000 in matching dollars for donations made to the red kettle at Cash Wise in Willmar, with members of the public giving around $6,000 worth of cash and checks.

“We are grateful to Lakeland Broadcasting, West Central Sanitation, and the Willmar community for supporting this important kettle match,” said Captain Linda Faye Jones, leader of the Willmar Salvation Army. “We also appreciate everyone who supported the Willmar Salvation Army throughout this Christmas season. Their generosity will help us to change lives throughout 2018.”

Donations made during the Christmas season account for the bulk of the Willmar Salvation Army’s yearlong budget. The money is used to provide rent and utility assistance, food, clothing, and other critical servicesfor local people and families in need.

(Pictured, from left: Art Cruze, Lakeland Broadcasting; Don Williamson, West Central Sanitation; Captain Linda Jones, Willmar Salvation Army. Photo courtesy of Lakeland Broadcasting.)

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