Saturday, 21 July, 2018

Salvation Army looks for last-minute push to meet Hamilton kettle campaign goal

Police say a boy stole a Salvation Army kettle from Todd Cooper while he was manning his post at an Atlanta mall Police say a boy stole a Salvation Army kettle from Todd Cooper while he was manning his post at an Atlanta mall
Cristina Norman | 16 December, 2017, 07:47

"This mystery donor has certainly lifted our holiday spirits once again", said Major Keath Biggers, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Broward County.

As commanding officer of the Salvation Army Salem Corps, I see first hand the hope and joy that we provide to so many seniors, single parents, veterans, homeless men and women, and families in need.

At the current price of gold, each coin is worth a little more than $1,300.

"I know there was times when I was younger and our family was in need, and they were the only ones that helps", Ashley Roach said.

The fire was contained to a small area of the building, but the toys and food were destroyed as a result of the smoke and soot caused by the fire, according to a press release from the Salvation Army.

"For those not able to help financially this Christmas, volunteering is a great way to give back as well", added McKenzie.

"We have a good time doing that", she said. "They can even come by and see what we're doing firsthand".

"We can't use the building now, including the offices, because of the smell", James Brown said. "We're out here to do our part and help solicit and obtain contributions to allow the Salvation Army to have better success. People are giving, don't get me wrong, but it's kind of hard at this time to write a cheque for $10 000 or so because things are tight all round", she said.

The red kettle goal for this year is $782,000 - more than a fourth of the organization's $2.8 million Tree of Lights Campaign goal, which is based on the amount of money required to serve 100,000 individuals.

Only this year, Roach's kettle and the 54 others across the Upstate are not filling up.

Kleen thanked the community for its continued support and wanted to remind residents that there are only a few days left for the Kettle Campaign.

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