The Salvation Army to announce Tree of Lights Campaign progress

Salvation Army Kettle Campaign donations down

The families that rely on The Salvation Army said it's truly unbelievable to see the smiles on their kids faces Christmas morning. The Salvation Army will most likely going to have to go out and buy toys and working through the late night to recover from this damage. Donations can be made by visiting www.csarmy.org, by calling 1-800-Sal-Army or mailed to: The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, Tn.

The Red Kettle campaign continues until the December 25. The Red Kettle campaign is the organizations number one fundraiser annually, and helps support various programs such as rental assistance, a once-monthly food pantry, and daily hot meal served to those in need. Text message donations may also be sending the word "Bells" to short-code 91999. Rev. David Schultz, interim executive director of Wesley House Community Center, noted the important role volunteers played in the drive. Commanding Officer of The Salvation Army.

Supporters can host their own online kettle and encourage their friends, family, neighbours and co-workers to donate to The Salvation Army. Many of these generous donors remain anonymous.

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The Salvation Army is an global Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become one of the largest direct providers of social services in the country. No matter the wish written on angel-shaped tags, the Salvation Army handed out thousands of gifts to more than 400 Tehachapi children and their families Wednesday morning as they waited in line at the Monroe High School gym.

Teacher Abby Ryan says the holiday season is a good time to teach kids about the importance of giving to others, instead of focusing on receiving.

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