Donations for the Salvation Army of Washtenaw County will be accepted through Jan. 31 to help the charity reach its goal of $330,000.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The Salvation Army of Washtenaw County (TSA-WC) is turning to the community for help and support during the holidays. While it’s iconic red kettles and bell ringers will disappear from Washtenaw County storefronts on Christmas Eve, Kroger and Busch’s stores will continue to host bell ringers and kettles through Dec. 29 to help the charity reach its goal of $330,000. The TSA-WC is $40,000 behind this same point in last year’s campaign, which is jeopardizing the nonprofit’s chances of achieving its 2012 goal. Beyond red kettle donations, TSA-WC will also continue to accept campaign contributions through Jan. 31. There are several ways to contribute to the Salvation Army's fundraising drive: “The generosity of Washtenaw County community …
The annual campaign will attempt to raise $330,000 for needy families across the county with 40 kettle locations.
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- Daniel Lai
Saturday, November 10, 2012
ANN ARBOR — The familiar sounds of ringing bells could be heard throughout Briarwood Mall as members of the Salvation Army of Washtenaw County kicked-off the annual Red Kettle holiday campaign on Friday. "With Ann Arbor's poverty rate at 24 percent, we expect the demand for assistance to continue increasing," Major John Williams said. "Every dollar donated in Washtenaw County helps us provide important services to people right here in our communities." The red kettle campaign is The Salvation Army's main fundraiser, comprising 80 percent of the organization's budget to help local families, especially during the holidays. "Due to the increased demand in services to meet basic needs (food, clothing, and shelter), we've raised our fundraising…