With just under a week until Christmas, The Salvation Army of Empire State is only halfway to its goal; asking everyone to donate $20 on the 20th
Submitted by the Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is joining forces across New York state to encourage people to consider donating $20 on the 20th of December as a last-minute push for the 2022 red kettle fundraiser. As of today, The Salvation Army Empire State Division has raised about 50% of their $3.75 million goal for their red kettles this year.
With just over a week until Christmas, a $20 donation at a local red kettle from individuals across the region would make a huge difference to help “Love Beyond” for those who need it this year.
According to Maj. Kevin Stoops, divisional commander for The Salvation Army Empire State Division, donations to Red Kettles across the Empire State Division are trending down compared to last year’s numbers.
But, while donations are down, The Salvation Army remains confident in the community’s ability to come together and help their local Salvation Army meet their red kettle goal this Christmas.
“The need is great for struggling families and individuals, particularly during the holiday season. So, we are counting on the kindness of our local communities to come out to a red kettle and donate a $20 bill,” Stoops said. “It will go a long way to help make Christmas bright for many of our community’s less-fortunate families.”
The community’s financial support and kindness during the holidays help The Salvation Army to assist more than 473,000 people in the Empire State region throughout the year.
About The Salvation Army Empire State Division
The Empire State Division of The Salvation Army covers 48 counties in upstate New York and one city in Pennsylvania (Sayre). Our annual red kettle campaign in November and December helps our 45 community centers and 166 volunteer-driven service units raise funds that remain in each community to help those in need. For more information, go to empire.salvationarmy.org or on Facebook: facebook.com/salvationarmyempirestate.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.