The Salvation Army of Greater Milwaukee set a goal of raising $2.7 million this holiday season during its Red Kettle campaign. The organization is still short of reaching that goal.
The Salvation Army of Greater Milwaukee set a goal of raising $2.7 million this holiday season during its Red Kettle campaign. According to Faith Colas, communications director for the Salvation Army, the organization has raised just over $1.3 million and is still short of raising those funds.
The Salvation Army operates 84 seasonal and year round programs and provides services including free meals, free lodging for Milwaukee area families and individuals. The organization also donated over 96,000 toys to low income children in 2010.
“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 Christmas assistance for families in great need,” said Major Roger Ross, Salvation Army Milwaukee County Commander.
Donations can be made at Red Kettles through Christmas Eve, by texting ‘Give’ to 80888 to make a $10 donations or visit www.SAmilwaukee.orgto make a donation with your smart phone or on-line.