Janesville Salvation Army surpasses holiday goal
JANESVILLE The Janesville Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign surpassed its $325,000 goal and raised more money than the previous year.
The Red Kettle Campaign provides about one-third of the local Salvation Army’s operating budget.
As of Jan. 15, the community had donated $352,767, putting the campaign 8.5 percent over goal, according to a news release from the church and social services agency.
Donations exceeded by more than $7,000 the $335,705 raised in the 2011 holiday campaign.
“We are indebted to the army of volunteers that make the Red Kettle campaign a success year after year,” Maj. Bob Fay said.
More than 600 people committed thousands of hours as food preparers, meal servers, gift wrappers, bell ringers and holiday workers to meet the needs of those less fortunate, he said.
Donations collected during the campaign were used to serve hundreds of area families with food, toys, clothing and special assistance during Christmas.
Contributions will be used in the coming year to fund emergency assistance to those in need, education, recreational and character building programs for youth plus a variety of other programs and services for area residents.
“The Salvation Army will continue to be good stewards of the donations that have been entrusted to us by continuing to provide vital human services to our neighbors in need here in Janesville and throughout north Rock County,” he said.
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