The Salvation Army of Western Pennsylvania Surpasses Red Kettle Fundraising Goal
PITTSBURGH (February 1, 2024) – During the 2023 Red Kettle Campaign The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division raised more than $2.4 million across 28 counties, surpassing the total fundraising goal of $2.345 million. In Allegheny County, The Salvation Army raised an estimated $562,500 surpassing the total goal of $547,000. This annual fundraiser ensures The Salvation Army can continue its critical services which include feeding programs, rent and utility assistance, seasonal assistance, youth empowerment and spiritual programs across 28 counties in Western Pennsylvania.
“We are filled with gratitude for every person who donated and to every person who volunteered their time at a Red Kettle during this past season of giving,” Major Gregory Hartshorn, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army of Western Pennsylvania said. “For a while there, we weren’t sure we were going to reach our goal, but our generous Western Pennsylvania neighbors came together in the end. These gifts given throughout the Christmas season ensure our essential services, like warm meals for hungry families and utility assistance for those living paycheck to paycheck, can continue throughout the entire calendar year. For more than 150 years, The Salvation Army has remained steadfast in serving our communities and thanks to this ongoing support, we will never stop.”
The Salvation Army of Western Pennsylvania ran a robust fundraising campaign and offered new ways for community members to donate via text, as well as in person and online. Nonprofits across the country are experiencing a decline in giving (data from Giving Tuesday Data Commons) and locally, The Salvation Army is seeing an increased need for services. After experiencing a significant drop in local donations year-over-year, The Salvation Army Worship and Service Center locations in Erie, Mon Valley, New Kensington and Uniontown are in need of the community’s increased support in funding critical, year-round services.
Visit salvationarmywpa.org to learn how you can get involved as a volunteer, corporate partner, or by making a donation or planning a gift. Search your ZIP code to find and contact the nearest Salvation Army.
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 134 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, visit salvationarmywpa.org. The Salvation Army … doing the most good for the most people in the most need.