The Salvation Army of Scioto County set a lofty fundraising goal for the 2019 Red Kettle Campaign – $88,000. And despite the fact that many folks in the area are struggling, they made their goal.
The national 129th Red Kettle Campaign kicked off on November 28th during the halftime performance at the Thanksgiving Day game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Buffalo Bills. This year’s theme was “Fight for good.”
Locally, bell ringers from local organizations like Star Workshop and the Kiwanis Club turned out to lend a hand in the campaign.
By December 17, the Salvation Army of Scioto County was still $30,000 short of its goal and asked folks to help them out. Donors responded in a big way. The group announced they had hit their goal, with one day left to spare, in 2019.
The Salvation Army thanked donors saying, “Without the whole of the community dipping into their change and giving of their time and effort to work and volunteer at the kettle stands, we could not have been successful. Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity this Christmas season. May God bless you in unexpected ways this coming year.”
Besides putting money in kettles, donors also stepped up for the Angel Tree program donation coats and toys to over 600 people. Those items were distributed by the Salvation Army on December 19.