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The Salvation Army Holds a Red Kettle Blitz

Donors can drive through and donate to the Tree of Lights campaign.

St. Louis, Mo. – The Salvation Army Midland Division is hosting its first ever Red Kettle Blitz on Wednesday, January 11 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The one day event allows donors to drive by The Salvation Army Midland Divisional headquarters in St. Louis and drop off their monetary donation to volunteers holding red kettles without getting out of their vehicle. The blitz is being held to help The Salvation Army reach its fundraising goal of $6.1 million to ensure programs and services are available year round to those in need.

WHAT: The Salvation Army Red Kettle Blitz

WHERE: The corner of Hampton and Wise Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63139. Look for the giant red kettle at the lot sponsored by Imo’s

WHEN: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHY: Raise monetary donations for The Salvation Army Tree of Lights campaign

“One year ago at this time, The Salvation Army was helping survivors after the winter floods damaged homes and businesses in Missouri and Illinois. Thanks to the public’s donations, The Salvation Army was there to help in the immediate aftermath, and today, The Salvation Army continues with long term recovery efforts,” said Lt. Colonel Dan Jennings, The Salvation Army Midland Divisional Commander. “The Salvation Army is short of reaching the Tree of Lights campaign goal. The donations are sorely needed to fund programs and services for women and children, seniors, youth, the homeless, our military veterans and during times of disasters like the flooding of winter 2015.”

All monies raised during the Tree of Lights campaign stays local and 86 cents of every dollar goes directly into local programs and services. The Tree of Lights campaign represents a substantial portion of The Salvation Army’s year-round operating budget. The campaign ends January 31, 2017.

If you can’t make it to the red kettle blitz, you can still make a donation by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, 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.
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