The Salvation Army Western PA Division Raises $2.2 Million During Red Kettle Campaign, Just Short of Divisional Goal
PITTSBURGH, PA (January 12, 2022) –The Salvation Army Western PA Division raised 93 percent of its goal during this year’s Red Kettle Campaign: Hope Marches On, with a grand total of $2.2 million raised with the help of generous donors across the region. The divisional goal was $2.4 million.
The goal for fundraising in Allegheny County was $569,000. The Salvation Army raised 92 percent of this goal, with a grand total of $523,586 raised within Allegheny County.
The lingering effects of the pandemic, coupled with a shortage of paid and volunteer bell ringers to cover Red Kettle shifts, largely contributed to the shortfall.
The following Salvation Army locations experienced a larger shortfall, raising less than 80 percent of their individual goals, and need continued support and donations within their local communities: Homewood, Johnstown, McKeesport, New Castle, New Kensington, Punxsutawney, and Sharon.
“We are incredibly grateful for the community’s ongoing support as we work to raise the funds needed to continue to lift up the most vulnerable people in our neighborhoods across the region,” said Major Gregory Hartshorn, Divisional Commander, The Salvation Army Western PA Division. “You can continue to donate anytime online at salvationarmywpa.org – and your donation will remain directly in your zip code, serving your neighbors in need. God bless you.”
The Salvation Army’s Annual Red Kettle Campaign supports families and individuals in need in YOUR community with services needed now more than ever:
Utility, Rental, and Food Assistance
Clothing and Other Basic Needs
Summer Camp Programs for Youth and Seniors
Holiday Meals and Christmas Gifts for Children
Celebrating over 150 years of global service as both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 132 countries worldwide. The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, log on to wpa.salvationarmy.org. The Salvation Army … doing the most good for the most people in the most need.