The Salvation Army Needs a Christmas Miracle

With Just Three Days Remaining, Campaign Still Needs to Raise Almost $300,000 to Hit Goal

Cincinnati, OH (December 22, 2015) – The Salvation Army in Cincinnati announced today that, with just three days remaining in its annual Christmas Kettle Campaign in Greater Cincinnati, including Northern Kentucky, it is nearly $100,000 behind last year’s results.  A total of $508,615 has been raised to-date, against a Campaign goal of $800,000.

“We’re praying for a Christmas miracle as we enter the final days of the campaign,” stated Major Larry Ashcraft, Divisional Commander at The Salvation Army.  “We’re certainly further behind goal than we would like to be at this stage, but I believe the Lord will provide for our need as we seek to serve the lost and forgotten. In these last days of the campaign, I’m praying that generous hearts will be moved to help us close the gap.”

Donations to the iconic kettles allow The Salvation Army to provide life-changing social services and other programs throughout the year. In Greater Cincinnati, The Salvation Army provides an array of social services, including Emergency Assistance, Housing and Emergency Shelter, After-school Programs, Emergency Disaster Services, Senior Services, Christmas Assistance and Anti-Human Trafficking. Operating locally for 130 years, The Salvation Army has relied upon its iconic kettle campaign since the 1890s. 

The 2015 Kettle Campaign is present at approximately 100 local retail stores, with Kroger, Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Hobby Lobby as primary partner sites.  The campaign runs six days a week, generally 10 am to 8 pm daily.  The final day of the campaign is Christmas Eve, December 24th.   Those interested in supporting the campaign are encouraged to contribute whenever they see the familiar red kettles.  Those not able to visit a kettle can donate online at, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by sending a check to “The Salvation Army” at 114 E. Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH, 45202.

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