Salvation Army exceeds Red Kettle Campaign goal

The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County has surpassed its annual Red Kettle Campaign goal of $3 million, receiving generous donations totaling $3.7 million.

“Thank you Milwaukee for your generous, generous support,” said Major Roger Ross, Salvation Army Milwaukee County commander. “Along with expanding programs and services, contributions made during our annual Red Kettle Campaign will ensure critical needs of the unemployed, underemployed, homeless and others who are often over looked and underserved, are met.

“With eighty-four cents of every dollar donated used to sustain 85 distinct year round programs and services including emergency shelter, food and clothing, disaster relief, utility and rent assistance, employment services and summer lunch programs for children, The Salvation Army maximizes the generous contributions made by the wonderful people of Milwaukee County,” Ross said.

Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer LeRoy Butler, who served as the 2012 Red Kettle Campaign honorary chairman, recalled his childhood relationship with the Salvation Army, saying, “I remember being one of the kids in a food line. Like so many of those kids, I received my first pair of new shoes from The Salvation Army. The services they provide are essential to needy people all across the country. It’s an honor serving with this organization.”

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