Released 5 January 2012
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THE SALVATION ARMY'S DONATIONS DOWN, NEED STILL
HARTFORD – The Salvation Army needs your help to help others!
“The final total for red kettle donations fell 10% short of last
year,” stated Major David Champlin, Divisional Commander for The
Salvation Army’s Southern New England Division. “Furthermore, total
year-end giving declined by 13% compared to last year. If we do not make up for the shortfall, vital programs will be at risk!”
total number of gifts has decreased, those who are able have found ways to give
at higher levels, which we are thankful for. Additional support will ensure we
continue meeting an increasing need throughout Connecticut. A steady flow of
less fortunate individuals and families have been showing up at our facilities
throughout the state, desperate for help. However, it is only with the
generosity of our neighbors that we will keep up with these increasingly common
and complex requests from those struggling,” Champlin said.
Seasonal fundraising supports The Salvation Army’s programming in
Connecticut year-round, benefiting services like after school programs for
at-risk youth, homeless shelters, senior citizen and veteran activities, food
pantries, and seasonal events such as gift and toy distribution and Christmas
meal programs. “Please help us to continue to change lives. Individuals
and families that need our help now and throughout the year will truly be
brought one step closer to averting their crises and regaining stability
through your support.”