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Salvation Army begins Christmas Campaign

Posted: Friday, November 18, 2011

The Salvation Army Christmas Campaign begins today, November 18, and bellringers are collecting at Huntington locations. This year’s goal is $50,000 for the Christmas Kettles Campaign.

The fundraising goal has been around $40,000 in previous years, but Huntington County received severe cutbacks in federal aid. In 2010, county FEMA funds exceeded $35,000. This year’s allocation was less than $5,000.

Programs in Huntington County such as rent and utility assistance, homeless assistance, youth basketball leagues, latchkey programs before and after school, senior adult programming and nursing home visitations are dependent on the Salvation Army’s support.

Volunteers are needed for the Red Kettles and in addition to kettle collections; the Salvation Army will be having two “roadblocks.” The first roadblock will be tomorrow, November 19, and the second on Saturday, November 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Individuals and groups wishing to volunteer for either the Red Kettles or the roadblocks should call (260) 356-3485. Donations may be mailed to The Salvation Army, 1424 E. Market Street, Huntington.