Salvation Army holiday campaign reaches 23 percent of goal

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Saturday, December 1, 2007
— The Salvation Army annual bell ringing campaign so far has raised $65,110.

That’s about 23 percent of the $285,000 goal.

“We have a ways to go, but with everyone’s help, we can make it,’’ said Capt. Kirk Schuetz, commander of the Janesville church and social services organization.

“Although the first couple week’s amount raised is usually low, people will begin giving once we get the word out as to the need,” he said.

Nearly 35 percent of the local Salvation Army’s annual cash budget is raised during this campaign, which includes money from direct mailings and other unsolicited donations.

Funds raised are used through the year to support various Salvation Army programs that include the food pantry, noon weekday meals, transitional housing, plus the community center and social services office.

Donations may be mailed to 514 Sutherland Ave., Janesville, WI 53545 or online at www.janesvillesa.org.

Volunteer bell ringers also are needed with 47 percent of the available time slots open, which includes some inside kettle sites. Bell ringing ends Christmas Eve.

To become a volunteer bell ringer for the Salvation Army in Janesville, call Jodi Rhodes, volunteer coordinator, at (608) 757-8300 or go online at www.janesvillesa.org.

Last updated: 9:13 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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