The Salvation Army and the St. Louis Rams are partnering together Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. to raise much-needed funds for those in need in the St. Louis region. Members of the Rams organization from players, cheerleaders and administrative staff have volunteered to ring bells and sign autographs to support the Tree of Lights Campaign. Various players are scheduled from 11-3 p.m., with Cortland Finnegan, who is scheduled for noon, leading the group. Cheerleaders will be present at various times throughout the day.
The Salvation Army continues to see increased need making the public’s support of the Tree of Lights Campaign all the more important. The Army is able to reach out to help people in our region through more than 100 programs at 12 worship and community centers.
The Salvation Army, an international organization, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for 130 years in Missouri. Nearly 350,000 people throughout Missouri and Southern Illinois 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. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services throughout the region.