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Salvation Army nears Christmas goal but still needs $9,000

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ROCHELLE B. BIRKELO
December 28, 2007
— The Salvation Army still needs $9,000 to reach its 2007 Christmas fund-raising goal.

The money will be used to fund the local religious and charitable organization’s programs: the social service office, food pantry, noon feeding and transitional housing programs plus the community center.


“We count on late donations to continue to come in after Christmas to meet the goal,’’ said Capt. Kirk Schuetz, commanding officer.


As of Wednesday, $276,455, or 97 percent of the $285,000 goal, had been raised.


This money, which was raised during the past five weeks through volunteers ringing bells at the Salvation Army’s red kettles, direct mailings and other unsolicited donations, makes up about 35 percent of the local Salvation Army’s annual operating budget, Schuetz said.


Donations can be mailed to: 514 Sutherland Ave., Janesville, WI 53545. Donors also may contribute online at www.janesvilleSA.org. Funds are directed by ZIP code to the local Salvation Army.



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