St. Louis, Mo., November 19, 2014 –The Salvation Army and the City of Dardenne Prairie will present Annual Tree of Lights Celebration on Saturday, November 22. the 5th.
The Army’s tree, which symbolizes the Tree of Lights campaign, will be lit at 6:45 p.m. The Tree of Lights campaign, in its 56th year, is a major source of funding for the dozens of programs and services. The Salvation Army provides in St. Charles County.
Last year, The Salvation Army in St. Charles County provided nearly 42,514 meals to hungry men, women and children, 8,175 nights of shelter to the community’s homeless, 7,655 food pantry boxes to families in need, and 5,402 Christmas gifts.
People are asked to donate by sending a check to The Salvation Army Tree of Lights, 1130 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63139 or by going online at www.STLSalvationArmy.org or texting “TREEOFLIGHTS” (all one word) to 41444.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army is an international organization that has been faithfully serving the Bi-state region since 1881. For more than 130 years, residents of Missouri and Southern Illinois with no place to go have turned to The Salvation Army for compassion, strength, and encouragement. The Salvation Army serves community members 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year through dozens of different programs and services that are designed to help people attain, or regain, self-sufficiency. For more information, go to www.stlsalvationarmy.org.
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Contact: Aurrice Duke, Communications Director