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Quincy Salvation Army announces Christmas fund-raising goal

Quincy Salvation Army announces Christmas fund-raising goal

3 weeks, 5 days ago by Scott Hardy

Hope to raise $400,000; kettles out now

The Quincy Salvation Army has kicked off its' Tree of Lights Christmas Campaign Kick-Off Friday morning, setting a goal of $400,000.

The campaign kick-off was held at the County Market at 4830 Broadway. This year's Christmas Campaign chairs are the entire Quincy Salvation Army Advisory Board. In a statement, the Salvation Army says the money it raises goes to provide a variety of programs and services to help families in need in the greater Adams County area. The Quincy Salvation Army serves Adams, Pike, and Brown Counties in Illinois.They also said that during last year's Holiday season, through the Salvation Army, 700 families received Christmas food baskets, over 7,000 toys were distributed to 827 children for Christmas, and 960 people were provided dinner on Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

As the Quincy Salvation Army kicked off its' holiday campaign Friday, look for the familiar red kettles.

Those kettles go out starting Friday, even though in most parts of the country, they've been out for a month. That's because the national Salvation Army decided to start its annual holiday fundraising campaign early. That was done because the organization felt that the funds raised through the red kettles were at risk this year due to COVID-19. The national organization says it could see up to a 50 percent decrease in funds raised nationally through the red kettles. Last year in Quincy, just under $146,000 was raised through the kettles. The Salvation Army Quincy Area Command says its' seeing more demand for their services due to the pandemic.

The red kettles will be out in Hannibal next Friday, and volunteers are needed in both cities. You can sign up at registertoring.com.


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