Salvation Army's fundraising surpasses all previous totals
The Salvation Army exceeded it goal for the bell ringing campaign and Christmas Total Campaign Goal by nearly $54,000 or eight percent above the goal of $680,000. The Red Kettle Campaign raised over $445,150 and the remaining donations came in at just over $288,831 for a grand total of nearly $734,000, making 2012 the best year yet for The Waukesha Salvation Army.
"This means more assistance to those who are often forgotten. Serving citizens with basic needs for every day living such as: food, shelter, visits to shut-ins, youth development programs, pastoral counseling, prescriptions, utility assistance, summer day camp, 'Feed the Kids,' weekend food for families with free and reduced lunches, job training, offering community service for those with fines to pay, assisting those in the Huber program with a way to pay back and so much more," says Major Ron Lemirand who with his wife Major Carol Lemirand have now served the Waukesha County post for four years. "We wish every donor could hear the gratitude when assistance is offered. Sometimes it means giving food to a family with an empty cupboard or hugging someone who is lonely in a nursing home. Our hearts are overwhelmed with gratitude for the trust donors have in The Salvation Army, its staff and volunteers. We look forward to 2013 and the opportunities we have to make a difference."
It's never too early to sign up to ring bells for 2013 and the continued support of donors and volunteers will insure The Salvation Army meets the need where it is most impactful.
For more information, contact The Salvation Army, 445 Madison St. Waukesha; call (262) 547-7367, visit www.waukeshasalvationarmy.org or contribute by calling (800) Sal-Army.
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