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Salvation Army grateful for support, needing more help

Published: Dec. 21, 2020 at 3:46 PM CST
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Salvation Army of Meridian started the Red Kettle season with a goal of $130,000, and thanks to donors, reports raising at least $51,135.07 as of Monday morning.

The organization said it appreciates the community response during a difficult time.

There are only a few days left in the Christmas season. This year, in addition to some locations where you’ll see the familiar bell ringers, donations are also being collected at the checkout register at participating stores and online because of the pandemic.

For the remainder of this week, donations to the Red Kettle Campaign may be given online at this website.

Joining the #FightForGood provides an opportunity for people to assist neighbors in need by donating to The Salvation Army’s local programs and services, providing food for the hungry, shelter for the homeless and Christmas assistance for families in need.

The Salvation Army has used red kettles to fund raise at Christmastime for 130 years, and although this year looks a little different, the kettles still bring positive change to our community.

“Kettle season is The Salvation Army’s largest annual campaign. We rely heavily on the funds received during this season to fund our feeding and shelter programs. We are so thankful for those who have supported us thus far. Please help us make this season a big win for our neighbors in need,” said Lt. Tamara Robb, The Salvation Army of Meridian Corps Officer.

For more information on Red Kettle Season and how The Salvation Army is serving in Meridian, contact Lt. Robb at 601-483-6156.

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