Salvation Army Donations Needed

By: KLKN Newsroom

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Lincoln, NE – The Salvation Army Christmas income is nearing its goal of $600,000 but still short.  As a result Major Jamie Pennington, Corps Officer has announced that the deadline for donations to the organization to count as part of its Christmas appeal has been extended to January 20.  

To date the organization has raised $560,819.02 of its goal or about 94%.  

Major Jamie Pennington indicated that the Christmas goal represents 50% of the organizations budget for the entire year.  “After we have purchased food and gifts for the Christmas season for those in need the donations really keep our doors open and lights on for the entire year.  That is why these donations are crucial for us throughout the year and we have decided to extend our deadline.”

Last year The Salvation Army provided material assistance to over 14,000 people seeking food, utility assistance, and other services from The Salvation Army.  In addition the organization served nearly 10,000 hot meals and provided over 10,000 hours of combined after school programming to high risk children.  “These are the things that we rely upon the Christmas goal to help support throughout the year,” added Major Jamie.

Interested donors may also call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or give online at http://www.usc.salvationarmy.org/lincoln.  All funds donated in Lincoln stay in Lincoln.  

The Salvation Army is a United Way agency.