Lincoln Salvation Army kicks off holiday donation campaign
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Salvation Army of Lincoln kicked off its 134th annual Tree of Lights campaign Friday evening. The event started off with the Salvation Army’s band as they played an array of holiday hits.
The holiday campaign is a way for the Salvation Army to raise money throughout the holiday season for families in need within Lancaster County.
Salvation Army Major Mark Anderson said the event is all about helping those in need and giving back to the community.
“The tree of lights represents a beacon of hope to the less fortunate all across Lancaster County. We’ve been doing this for 134 years, so this is a big deal,” said Anderson. “Lighting the tree tonight begins the campaign, we’re hoping to reach our goal of $625,000 by Christmas Eve. If folks will stop by the friendly kettles or send in their checks, we’re going to make a big difference in the lives of the less fortunate.”
Within one hour, the Salvation Army reached 10 percent of its goal with a whopping $62,000 in donations.
You can donate at any of the red kettles you see in stores across the county, or you can drop off your donation in person at the Lincoln Salvation Army.