Salvation Army Receives 3 Large Donations Monday In Red Kettles

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Salvation Army received three large donations in the Monday red kettles. 

The first donation was 30 $100 bills at the Battlefield Parkway Walmart food door made earlier in the day, the second was 30 $100 bills at the Battlefield Parkway Walmart main door later in the evening, and the surprise final donation was 10 $100 bills at the Gunbarrel Road Walmart food door. 

"The donation couldn't come at a better time, thank you Secret Santa for joining us in doing the most good this Christmas," says Major Al Newsome, area commander for The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga. "We are asking folks to give generously. Need is up and funding down. We hope that the Secret Santas' wonderful gifts will encourage others to donate to the Red Kettle Campaign." 

Donations are still needed in order to meet the need this holiday season. To donate time or make a monetary donation, visit csarmy.org. For more information, please contact Kimberly George at 523.503-1801. 



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