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Tree of Lights Campaign $244,000 Short of Goal

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 Tree of Lights Campaign



Donations help The Salvation Army help others all year long

Springfield, MO (December 27, 2012) - Six weeks ago today, The Salvation Army began its annual Tree of Lights Christmas Campaign. Each year through community support the campaign raises critically needed funds that allow The Salvation Army to provide vital programs and services to thousands of local Ozarks' residents all year long.

      Currently, The Salvation Army is $244,000 short of reaching of its $1,000,000 fundraising goal; to date, $756,138 has been donated. All donations stay in the community where they originated and will help residents in Greene, Christian, Taney and Stone counties.  

   "We greatly appreciate everyone who has donated to support our efforts in the community," Major Norman Grainger, Ozark Area Coordinator said. "It is truly only through continued community support that The Salvation Army is able to help so many Ozarks' residents in need" Grainger said.

     Financial donations can be made online at mailed to The Salvation Army P.O. Box 9685 Springfield MO 65801-9685, or made over the phone by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

     "Donations allow us to help families put food on their tables, provide shelter for those who have nowhere else to go and operate safe and affordable programs for children and senior citizens," Grainger said.  

     The Salvation Army Ozark Area Coordination helps residents in Greene, Christian, Taney & Stone counties. Last year, The Salvation Army provided more than 58,000 services to nearly 20,000 Ozarks residents. Available assistance includes an emergency food pantry, housing & shelter programs, a senior citizen center and many community outreach events.

      For more information about The Salvation Army please call (417) 862-5509 or visit


About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 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. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, visit



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