TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Salvation Army 2013 Christmas Kettle
Campaign in the GTA needs to raise $1,000,000 in 4 days to meet its $3 million goal. Right now the campaign is
falling $250,000 short compared to same time last year. The Salvation
Army is asking the citizens of the GTA to please donate.
"With the reality of so many in need at this time of year The Salvation
Army appeals to the citizens of the GTA to help support our Christmas
Kettle Campaign," says Andrew Burditt, spokesperson for The Salvation
Army. "The funds from this campaign allow The Salvation Army to provide
direct, compassionate, hands-on service to tens of thousands of
families in the GTA each year."
Donations to the 2013 Christmas Kettle Campaign can be made:
At your Local Kettle
About the Christmas Kettle
The first Salvation Army Christmas Kettle was used in 1891 on the docks
of San Francisco by Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee, by 1906 they
had made their way to Canada and are still an effective fundraising
tool for the organization. Bell ringing by volunteers at Christmas
Kettles represents the subtle voice of those in need in our community.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began
its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest
non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The
Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and
every day in 400 communities across Canada and more than 125 countries
around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for
children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life,
providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who
have lost control of their lives to an addiction.
When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of
people in your community who are in greatest need. News releases,
articles and updated information can be found at salvationarmy.ca.
SOURCE: The Salvation Army - Ontario Central Division
For further information:
For further information on The Salvation Army, please contact:
Divisional Secretary for Public Relations and Development
Neil W. Leduke
Divisional Director of Marketing and Communications