Released 23 December 2010
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Wauwatosa, WI (December
23, 2010) Salvation Army officials in Outagamie County
received a pleasant surprise and donation in one Red Kettle, 13 new $100 bills. The $1,300 donation exceeds the total of
$5,000 for bell ringers who have adopted this Red Kettle.
“A very generous donor opened his
or her heart and wallet or purse to give to those most in need. We can only continue doing the most good
together. Donations large or small help
us give hope all year long for individuals and families throughout the State of
said Major Robert Thomson, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army of
Wisconsin & Upper Michigan.
Salvation Army volunteers will
continue to ring bells through Christmas Eve.
84 cents of every dollar donated helps keep critical
Salvation Army programs and services in place all year round for individuals
and families in need in all communities of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.
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. Approximately, 84 cents of every dollar raised is
used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide.