Provided by The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is in need of some extra help this Christmas. As of Monday, Dec. 9, The Salvation Army is $184,000 behind this season's goal. The Red Kettle goal this year is $225,000 and will help to provide assistance to over 8,500 individuals this Christmas and over 18,000 year-round. With only 2 weeks remaining until Christmas, the Red Kettles have only raised a little over $41,000.
In addition, The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program has an estimated 2,000 Angels that still need to be adopted. All gifts for the Angel Tree program are due back by Friday, Dec. 13. Distribution will take place on Monday, Dec. 16, Tuesday, Dec. 17, and Wednesday, Dec.18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the closed United Supermarket 5001 Marsha Sharp.
"This year we are in great need for the community's support to help us help meet our goal and help those who are in desperate need," says Major Tim Grider, Corps Officer for The Salvation Army in Lubbock. "We are thankful for the generous donors who make it possible for us to meet the ever-growing needs of our community every year. We have faith God will provide."
This year, The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program will help to provide gifts to over 5,000 children in need making Christmas a joyful time for all. The Salvation Army and the Marines have partnered again this year to provide a quality Christmas for the children of Angel Tree and Toys for Tots programs.
The Angel Tree program will run through Dec. 13 at the following locations: Bodyworks (all locations), McAllister's Deli (82nd and Quaker), Starbucks (82nd and Quaker), and the South Plains Mall (near A'Gaci).
Despite the economic downturn, last year's Red Kettle Campaign raised a $220,000 in Lubbock and The Salvation Army hopes to meet and exceed that total this season. The Red Kettle campaign was kicked off on Nov. 21 and will continue through Christmas Eve in cities across the country.