Five Days to Reach Christmas Kettle Goal

Support Needed to Provide Help and Hope

OTTAWA, Dec. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - With only 5 days left of the Christmas Kettle Campaign, The Salvation Army is in need of the public's help to reach our goal in communities across Eastern Ontario.

The Christmas Kettle Campaign will support individuals and families through 2016 with nutritious meals, emergency food, warm clothing and rent and utility assistance. The Christmas Kettle Campaign also funds 100% of our Emergency Disaster Services programs helping victims and first responders during a fire or disaster with practical assistance and emotional support.

Reaching our goal will allow us to meet the needs of communities across Eastern Ontario all year long. Every dollar donated stays in the community in which it was given.

 "This is the final weekend before Christmas, but I am hopeful that our very generous communities will help meet the need," said Sean Maddox, Area Director for Public Relations, "The funds raised through the campaign stay local and help individuals and families that have nowhere else to turn."

We would also like to extend our thanks to the media for their support in helping us get the word out and achieve our goal.

Donations can be made directly at Christmas Kettles, online at at, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or at your local Salvation Army centre. 

About the Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army is an international faith-based 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 over 400 communities across Canada and in 127 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 marginalized and overlooked people in your community.

SOURCE The Salvation Army - Ontario Central Division

For further information: or to set up an interview please contact: Sean Maddox, Area Director, Public Relations and Development, Tel: 613-233-8428 x. 226, Cell: 613- 355-7632,; Caroline Franks, Public Relations Specialist, Tel: 613-233-8428 ext. 231, Cell: 613-314-0546,

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