Indianapolis — As of Thursday, December 11, The Salvation Army is at 46% of its $3.3 million goal for this year’s Red Kettle Christmas Campaign. Last year at this time, The Salvation Army was at 46.5% of its goal and eventually went on to raise $3.32 million. “We’re on pace with last year, and we have faith in this community and its generosity,” says Major Bob Webster, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army. “Hoosiers are naturally giving people and are always there to help their neighbors in need.”
The money raised will go toward supporting Salvation Army programs and services throughout central Indiana. Last year, through the generosity of Hoosiers, The Salvation Army was able to provide more than 107,000 safe nights of shelter and 509,000 meals for those in need in our community. About 83 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to Salvation Army programs in the community where the money is raised.
One of the big ways people can help The Salvation Army is by volunteering to ring a bell at one of the 140 kettle locations throughout central Indiana. Just go to RegisterToRing.com and sign up to ring a bell at a time and location that’s convenient for you. You can also call 317-224-1010 to sign up as a bell ringer. More volunteers mean The Salvation Army can man more kettle sites and raise more money to help those in need.
Of course, you can also help The Salvation Army by making your donation online here or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.