The Salvation Army is disappointed with Schnucks’ policy to ban our bell ringers from area stores during our annual Tree of Lights campaign. Monies raised during the Tree of Lights campaign funds services and programs desperately needed in the St. Louis region, including:
- help for the homeless
- military veterans
- affordable housing
- drug and alcohol addiction services
- youth services including summer camps
- emergency disaster services during floods, tornadoes or other disasters
The policy change could severely impact our annual goal that allows us to continue to serve the most needy in the Bi-State region.
You can still donate to The Salvation Army’s programs and services at stlsalvationarmy.org/give, by texting GIVEHOPE to 41444 or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769). All monies raised stay local and 86 cents of every dollar goes directly into local programs and services.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army is an international organization that has been faithfully serving St. Louis since 1881. For nearly 135 years, St. Louis residents 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.