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Christmas Donations Down

Funding for Programs and Services in Jeopardy

St. Louis, Mo. – As Christmas nears, donations to The Salvation Army Tree of Lights campaign are down sharply in the St. Louis region.

So far, $1.4 million has been raised this year compared to $2.7 million during the same period last year. The 2017 Tree of Lights campaign goal is $6.1 million.

“Red kettle donations are down 24 percent alone. We believe it is due to lack of enough volunteers to man our red kettle locations throughout the St. Louis Bi-State,” said Lt. Colonel Dan Jennings, divisional commander of The Salvation Army Midland Division.

Salvation Army programs and services to help those in need are in jeopardy if the campaign goal is not met. All monies raised during the Tree of Lights campaign stays local in funding holiday meals, gifts, 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.

The Salvation Army expanded into Ferguson earlier this year. Last year, The Salvation Army provided nearly over 107,000 meals to hungry men, women and children, nearly 85,000 nights of shelter to the community’s homeless, over 31,000 grocery orders to families in need, and over 95,000 Christmas toys and gifts 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: 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. For more information, go to

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