St. Louis, Mo. – The Salvation Army Midland Division will light a 17-foot giant Everest Fir at Strauss Park at Grand Center Wednesday, November 30 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Strauss Park is located at the corner of Washington and Grand in Midtown St. Louis. Festivities include a countdown to the tree lighting, a special performance from the Moscow Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre, and music by The Salvation Army brass ensemble. The Salvation Army bell ringers will collect donations for The Salvation Army Tree of Lights campaign. Hot cocoa will be served.
The Salvation Army Midland Division would like to thank our partners; Grand Center Inc., Ameren Missouri, Kaemmerlen Electric and Grand Center neighborhood volunteers.
All monies raised during the Tree of Lights campaign stays local and 86 cents of every dollar goes directly into local programs and services. After funding holiday meals, gifts and programs for those in need, Tree of Lights donations help provide food, shelter, child care, job training and many other services throughout the year. The Tree of Lights campaign represents a substantial portion of The Salvation Army’s year-round operating budget.
Each year The Salvation Army assists thousands of families in Missouri and Southern Illinois. To help, donations can be made by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or online to the Tree of Lights Campaign at: stlsalvationarmy.org or text GIVEHOPE TO 41444.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans 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. 86 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.