HUTCHISON, Kan. – After two months of kettles, digital donations, checks sent by mail, corporate donations, and grant gifts, The Salvation Army of Reno County finds itself slightly shy of its Christmas 2022 fundraising goal.
“It takes us some time after Christmas to account for every single donation, especially making sure we receive any and all year-end gifts that are sent in before New Year’s Day,” Major Paul James said. “Additionally, we include our endowments in our fundraising because every dollar is important to the work we accomplish here in Reno County.”
Overall, the Christmas Campaign made 85% of its total goal, with just more than a week remaining in the campaign. Any donation made to The Salvation Army between now and January 31 will count towards the total goal. In 2022, 41% more people received assistance from The Salvation Army from the previous year.
“The Christmas Campaign lays the groundwork for the coming year. We endeavor to be good stewards of every dollar entrusted to us and will utilize every single donation to help as many families and individuals in Hutchison and Reno County we are able,” Major James said.
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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps nearly 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information about the Kansas and Western Missouri Division, visit SalArmyMoKan.org. Follow us on Twitter: @SalArmyMoKan and #DoingTheMostGood.