Cincinnati, OH (January 21, 2016) – The Salvation Army in Cincinnati announced today that its 2015 Kettle campaign raised nearly $754,000, which was more than $45,000 short of the $800,000 goal. The results also indicate that approximately $30,000 less was raised in the 2015 campaign as compared to 2014. It is not clear what factors lead to the shortfall.
The Kettle campaign provides critical funding for a range of services provided by The Salvation Army in the local community, including emergency assistance, after-school programs, housing and emergency shelter, efforts to combat human trafficking and much more. Locally, The Salvation Army programs touch the lives of approximately 60,000 individuals each year.
“We’re very grateful to all those who provided their support as donors, volunteers and coordinators for the Kettle campaign,” stated Major Larry Ashcraft, Divisional Commander at The Salvation Army. “We rely upon the generosity of the community to provide the means through which we are able to help so many each year. I’m appealing to the generous spirit of this community to help us close our fundraising gap. Especially now, as the winter weather sets in, we’ll see an increase in need for services.”
Those interested in making a contribution to support The Salvation Army in the local community can make a donation by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by sending a check to “The Salvation Army” at 114 E. Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH, 45202. Online donations can be made at www.salvationarmycincinnati.org. The Salvation Army invites you to friend us on Facebook (“Salvation Army Cincinnati”) and to follow us on Twitter (@SalArmyCincy).
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