Released 9 January 2013
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RED KETTLES CAMPAIGN FALLS SHORT!
Donations still accepted through
Online Red Kettles until January 31st
CONNECTICUT/RHODE ISLAND – The holidays have come and gone and The
Salvation Army’s Southern New England Division is thankful for all of the
support it received during the holiday season and continues to get year-round.
Unfortunately, the division is approximately 3% behind this year’s Red
Kettle Campaign goal.
However, just because the Red Kettle Campaign has ended outside your local
stores, it continues online via http://www.onlineredkettle.org/ through the end of January. There are several Online Red Kettles tied to the
division, which can be accessed through the following links: Greater Hartford
Area Services, Hartford
Temple Youth Ministry, Middletown
Corps (CT), Newport
Corps, Stamford Corps, and more.
Alternatively, there is also the option to give to a specific
service area through the general Online Red Kettle website if one of the above
kettles is not of interest to you.
All kettle donations are used to support programs of The Salvation Army
year-round. 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. The Online Red
Kettle campaign will remain active until January 31, 2013.
In commenting on this current situation, Major Dave Champlin, Divisional
Commander, said, “It is never too late to donate to The Salvation Army so
that we can meet needs year-round. With demand increasing at an alarming rate,
it is through the kindness of our supporters, such as making a donation through
an Online Red Kettle, which allows us to help individuals and families in their
times of need.”