Released 20 December 2012
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RED KETTLES ARE STILL
And demand for The Salvation Army's
services is still increasing!
PROVIDENCE – The days are shorter. The nights are getting colder.
Christmas is almost here.
Lt. John Luby, Rhode Island State Coordinator for The Salvation Army said,
“This is a very critical time of the year for us. Overall our
kettles are down almost 12%. I pray that the individuals that can
afford to give more will come through for us. Demand for services is still
increasing at an alarming rate. This has been a rough season for many less
fortunate individuals and more people are 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 individuals and families.”
“Christmas donations are used to support programs of The Salvation Army
in Rhode Island year round, not just at Christmas. The funds raised support
programs like, senior citizens and veteran’s activities, our food
pantries, and seasonal events like toys and gifts and our Christmas meal
programs. We are very dependent on the generosity of the good people of Rhode
Island to fund all these activities. Hopefully, when the public hears about our
kettle shortfall, they will write us a check or drop off a donation to help
assist the individuals and families that need our help the most during this
holiday season and throughout the rest of the year,” said Lieutenant
Ultimately, people realize how important it is to help our
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 need.
Even if you are not out and about, you can donate on line at