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Salvation Army Campaign Close to Reaching Goal

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HUTCHISON, Kan. – “We find ourselves at the home stretch after two months of kettles and raising $75,065 which was a huge victory”, said Major James. However, The Salvation Army of Reno County finds itself slightly shy of its Christmas 2022 fundraising goal.

Overall, the Christmas Campaign has made 91% of its total goal, with just under a week remaining in the campaign. “This puts us $37,302 away from hitting our budgeted goal.  The urgency has increased with the increased cost of food for our Christmas food baskets, the additional Thanksgiving gift cards that were needed to meet the need, and just the number of families and children we’ve served this past season.”  Any donation made to The Salvation Army between now and January 31 will count towards the total goal.

The Christmas Campaign helps to put The Salvation Army in a position to have the cash flow to help those in need and to keep the lights on as donations typically slow down during the rest of the year.  Major James said, “We need continued support throughout the year.  At this time individuals might not be able to donate, but we will still need continued support for the rest of the year.”  The Salvation Army receives most of its financial support through local dollars.

Donations help support not just the food and toys that were distributed during the holidays, but also the many services The Salvation Army provides throughout the year.  This includes the 97 Representative Payee clients that receive support paying their monthly bills and managing their finances.  It goes towards helping families and seniors with their rent and utilities throughout the year, and towards their Pathway of Hope program that walks alongside families to help break the cycle of poverty.  The Salvation Army also houses other agencies and programs which requires supporting them with building maintenance, and utilities, of which this past year required major equipment replaced and utilities have increased drastically.

Donations may be dropped off or sent to their main office at 700 N Walnut Hutchinson, KS 67501.  For any questions, you may call them at 620-663-3353.

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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.