3 Days Left Of Silver Bells And Red Kettles

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Salvation Army is expecting to reach the fundraising goal of $400,000.  “With three days left of our Red Kettle Campaign, we are praying folks will help us raise the remaining $25,800 in order to meet our goal so we can continue meeting the overwhelming needs of our community,” says Major Algerome Newsome, the Salvation Army area commander.  “The money collected helps meet our Christmas demand of service and leads us into the first months of the New Year.” 

To date The Salvation Army has raised $374,176.12.  Following is where the money has been collected:    

$81,519.69 in Hixson and North Chattanooga 
$90,025.41 in North Georgia 
$106,517.20 in East Brainerd and Ooltewah 
$96,113.82 raised in Cleveland


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 they can be mailed to 822 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403.   



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