Released 20 December 2012
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RED KETTLES ARE STILL
And demand for The Salvation Army's
services is still increasing!
HARTFORD – The days are shorter. The nights are getting colder.
Christmas is almost here.
And The Salvation Army's Red Kettles are falling behind! "We are falling behind
this year's goal" said Major David Champlin, Divisional Commander for The
Salvation Army's Southern New England Division. "Overall in
Connecticut, we are down about 7%."
“This is a
critical time for us. I hope that the individuals that can afford to give more
will come through for us. Demand is still increasing at an alarming rate, with
more individuals and families showing up at our door every day seeking help.
It is only with the generosity of our neighbors that we are able to help these
struggling people,” Champlin said.
Kettle donations are used
to support programs of The Salvation Army year-round. The funds raised support
programs like, after school programs for at risk youth, senior citizens and
veteran’s activities, food pantries, and seasonal events like toys and
gifts and Christmas meal programs.
Hopefully, when the public hears about the kettle shortfall, they
will write The Salvation Army a check or drop off a donation to help assist the
individuals and families that need help the most during this holiday season and
throughout the rest of the year.
Ultimately, people realize how
important it is to help their neighbors who are less fortunate, particularly as
the need increases. Therefore, we hope that everyone will be just a little more
generous if they can to help us reach our goal and continue to serve people in
Even if you are not out and about, you can donate online at