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Red Kettle Campaign

 

Salvation Army Asking for Assistance

 

Muskegon, MI (November 19, 2014) – The Salvation Army has begun the yearly tradition of ringing the bells outside local retailers. This year, The Salvation Army has set a fundraising goal of $283,000.00, for the Muskegon County area. “This amount has stayed the same from last year,” stated Captain Daniel Sawka, Corps Officer of the local Salvation Army. “We understand that times are still tough, but we also have seen the great support of our local community,” commented Sawka.

 

Starting November 14 through December 24, several local businesses have partnered with The Salvation Army, allowing kettles to be placed in front of their establishments. The funds raised will allow The Army to continue its 128 year tradition of assisting residents of Muskegon County.

 

In addition to fundraising, The Salvation Army is asking for individuals or groups to give time towards ringing the bell. “Giving a few hours of bell ringing can be an enjoyable experience for the whole family, says Sawka, “Volunteers are vital to our success, allowing us to invest 100% of the funds into local programming.” If a person is interested, they should contact the local office at 231-773-3284.

 

muskegon.sawmni.org

About The Salvation Army

 

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to http://www.salvationarmyusa.org