Gold coin donation helps Salvation Army get closer to goal

The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County has raised just over 80 percent of its $2.7 million Christmas Campaign goal thanks in part to a $900 gold coin that was deposited in a Red Kettle in Milwaukee County. To date, the organization has raised $2,172, 105 towards its goal.
“We’re thankful for the donations we have received to date.  Reaching our Red Kettle Christmas goal is critical to providing much needed shelter for the homeless, food for the hungry and emergency assistance for families in great need,” said Major Roger Ross, Salvation Army Milwaukee County Commander.
According to the organization, 84 cents of every dollar goes to support critical programs and services in Milwaukee County.
While the traditional Red Kettles will not be seen until next December, Milwaukee area residents can still donate by mailing a check or by giving online at
The organization will end its 2011 Christmas Campaign officially on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

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