The Salvation Army Western PA Division Exceeds Red Kettle Campaign Goal While Some Communities Still Struggle for Funds
PITTSBURGH, PA (January 11, 2021) –The Salvation Army Western PA Division is grateful for every donor who contributed to the 2020 Red Kettle Campaign: Rescue Christmas, which exceeded its overall goal of raising $2.3 million during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Salvation Army Western PA Division raised a total of $2.6 million across 28 counties, reaching nearly 115 percent of the total fundraising goal of $2.3 million.
While the division is grateful for the community’s support, some individual communities did not reach goal this year, including Altoona, DuBois, Erie, Homewood, Johnstown, New Kensington, and McKeesport.
“Our Worship and Service Centers that did not reach goal continue to reach out to the community for support through donations, as these donations fund critical programs that feed the hungry and serve youth and seniors all year long,” said Major Raphael Jackson, Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army Western PA Division.
In Allegheny County, $621,000 was raised, reaching 119 percent of its total goal of $520,000.
“We are incredibly grateful for our generous donors who supported the Red Kettle Campaign this year, especially knowing that so many families are experiencing financial hardships during the ongoing pandemic,” said Major Jackson. “We thank God for the support of our neighbors during the toughest of times, and we will use the funds raised to continue to serve those most in need in our communities, doing the most good. With faith in God, anything is possible. God bless you.”
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 127 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 www.wpa.salvationarmy.org. The Salvation Army … doing the most good for the most people in the most need.
Stephanie Rex, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division
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