The Jacksonville Salvation Army reported on Thursday that it’s well short of its Red Kettle Campaign goal.
The campaign, which ends on January 31st, has raised $117,600 towards the $150,000 goal as of Thursday.
Captain Chris Clarke says: ““The money raised throughout the Christmas Campaign is vital to helping those in need in our community year-round. As the freezing temperatures and harsh winter weather begin to take hold of our area, our services will be highly sought after.” Clarke also says the funds support the social services programs and services such as the food pantry, homeless prevention, emergency assistance, and disaster services throughout the year. Funds raised through the campaign also help provide Christmas food baskets, toys for children, and community holiday meals during the holiday season.
Tax-deductible donations to The Salvation Army can be made by cash, check, charge, calling 217-245-7124, or stopping by The Salvation Army at 331 West Douglas Avenue in Jacksonville. The charitable IRA rollover also provides another way of supporting The Salvation Army.