Salvation Army Receives $2,500 In Red Kettle By Anonymous Donor

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A donation of 25 one hundred dollar bills was found in a Ringgold red kettle.  This marks the fifth donation of one hundred dollar bills.  Listed are the larger donations made to The Salvation Army Red Kettles in the Tennessee Valley:  

On Nov. 29, 37 one hundred dollar bills in a Ft. Oglethorpe red kettle. 
On Dec. 3, 10 one hundred dollar bills in a Cleveland red kettle. 
On Dec. 4, 48 one hundred dollar bills in a Ft. Oglethorpe red kettle. 
On Dec. 6, 9 one hundred dollar bills in a Chattanooga red kettle. 
On Dec. 11, 25 one hundred dollar bills in a Ringgold kettle.    

“What extraordinary examples of generosity,” says Major Algerome Newsome, The Salvation Army Area commander. “It is an incredible blessing to have just one Secret Santa visit our red kettles, but to have five in one season has left us amazed.” Major Newsome goes on to say the money collected helps the Salvation Army meet the increased demands of service during the Christmas Season and the New Year. 

To date the local Salvation Army has raised $271,393.64 which is 68 percent of its $400,000 goal in the red kettle campaign. There are still 11 days left of bell ringing and volunteers can still sign up to ring. Volunteer can sign up by visiting www.csarmy.org

Monetary donations are still needed to assist with this year’s increase in Christmas needs.  Donations can be made by visiting one of the Red Kettles around town, by visiting www.csarmy.org, by calling  1-800-Sal-Army or mailing a check to 822 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403.   




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