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Salvation Army Fund Raising Reaches Half Way

Posted on 05 December 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Captain Pam Kasten, Corps Officer for the Salvation Army Boone Corps said last week that the Red Kettle Campaign had started strongly for this fund raising season.  Today, she confirmed that trend with an updated press release.  Kasten reported that the Salvation Army Red Kettle Goal of $30,200 reached its half way point on Monday, December 4.  The Christmas campaign which runs through Saturday, December 23 is approximately one quarter of The Salvation Army yearly budget.  The seasonal mail goal is tracking slightly ahead and reached 23% on Monday, December 4.  All donations received stay in Boone County to do the most good.

Kasten says the Salvation Army is still looking for volunteers to assist in ringing the bell and standing at the iconic red kettle in Boone.  The organization asks for a minimum of two hours and groups are encouraged to volunteer.

The Salvation Army will assist 189 families including 278 children this Christmas with Christmas dinner and toys for those who may not have otherwise had a happy holiday.  Donations raised at Christmas help assist with the organizations Toy Shop as well runs programs throughout the year.

Kasten also said there were over 300 hours of volunteer time available for ringing bells for the Red Kettles.  She also said volunteers are still needed to assist with holiday programs next week.  If you have questions or wish to find out how to volunteer, call The Salvation Army of Boone County at
515-432-5770.

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