The Salvation Army Galveston County Red Kettle Campaign Ends Tomorrow! Praying for a Miracle on Christmas Eve!
Galveston County, Texas (December 23, 2020) – The annual Red Kettle effort is entering its final day of the 2020 ringing season. Surprisingly, revenue has surpassed the 2019 campaign, but is still less than 50% of the goal of $250,000.
Major Nathanael Doria, Commanding Officer of The Salvation Army Galveston County stated, “The goal is 10% of our annual budget and equates to .75 cents for every resident of Galveston County. It is a reasonable goal based on the size of the area and the number of people we serve. We are starting Christmas Eve at $118,383. There were many dire predictions about giving this year with so many people hurting from the effects of Covid and we are blessed by how our community has continued to provide. But we are still praying for a miracle because the need is great and increasing every day. We have faith that God will take care of us and we will adjust to what He provides.”
Bell ringers will be out at most area Walmarts, Kroger, Arlans and Hobby Lobby in Galveston County until 5:00 on Christmas Eve. Contributions to the Red Kettle stay right here in Galveston County to provide a meal to someone who is hungry, keep the lights on for a family struggling to pay a utility bill, and provide a pathway to self-sufficiency for struggling families in the community. Donations marked for the kettles can be made by mail through January 4 at PO Box 990, Galveston, TX 77553 or online at SalvationArmyGalvestonCounty.org. Contact Holly McDonald at 409-939-9013 or email@example.com with questions.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.