Salvation Army falling short of Christmas fundraising

December 12, 2013

salvation armyWith 13 days remaining before Christmas, only 40% of $35,000 goal has been reached.

With only 13 days remaining before Christmas, The Salvation Army Christmas Campaign is depending on the local Mason County community to respond to an expected shortfall in donations. The Salvation Army is experiencing a sharp increase in requests from hundreds of area families who need assistance at Christmas and throughout the year.  As The Salvation Army responds to these needs with increased family services and programs which include food, clothing, toys and other resources, the shortfall becomes especially acute.

“The Salvation Army continues to be committed to serving the needs of the communities of Mason and Oceana counties throughout the year,” said Capt. Timothy McPherson. “We are hopeful that the citizens of Mason County will support The Salvation Army through our Red Kettle Campaign. With the increased need throughout the year we are again looking to our community to help us meet our goal of $35,000. I am certain that Mason County will help us fulfill our commitment to serve those who depend on us to meet their need every day of the year.”

Donations collected during Christmas will be used to serve hundreds of area families with food, toys, winter garments and special assistance during the Christmas season.  Funds will also be used throughout the coming year to provide vital human services to the homeless and those facing eviction, assistance with utility and other critical expenses, recreational and character building programs for youth and adults, along with a variety of other programs and services offered to residents of Mason and Oceana counties every day.

The public can support the programs and services of The Salvation Army of Ludington by contributing in red kettles, calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, donating online at or by sending their gifts directly to The Salvation Army, PO Box 681, Ludington, MI  49431-0681.

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