The Salvation Army will be servicing more people this year and could use some extra help.

We have all seen and donated to the Salvation Army bell ringers at the stores this time of year. If you plan on donating as usual try and do it today and tomorrow (December 18th and December 19th) for a little added bonus. For the next two days, area businesses will be matching all the donations that come into the red kettles and online.

The annual Red Kettle fundraiser has been deemed "Rescue Christmas" this year by the Salvation Army. It has been estimated that the Salvation Army will be serving around 155% more people this year, so dig deep into those pockets. The goal in Genesee County is to raise $650,000 and Super Friday and Super Saturday are ways to help reach that goal. All the funds donated will be matched so your donation is automatically doubled, no matter where or how you donate. The Big Red Kettle will be traveling to area Walmarts and Krogers for the next two days as well.

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All the funds raised in the 2020 Red Kettle Christmas will benefit families in Genesee County in the upcoming year and as of now, the campaign is only at 49% of the goal.

This year has been more challenging to secure necessary funding to help supply basic needs for our neighbors, so we are truly blessed to have this matching dollar program supported by The Jennings Memorial Foundation and the Flint Independent Automobile Dealers Association...stated Major Randy Hellstrom, Regional Coordinator.

All Kroger Red Kettle donations will be matched by the Flint Independent Automobile Dealers Association and all the Walmart Red Kettle donations will be matched by the Jennings Memorial Foundation. Get more details here. 

Source: Mid-Michigan Now

 

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