NORHTWEST ARKANSAS – The Salvation Army reached 90 percent of its money raising goal in the annual Red Kettle Campaign.
The group raised a total of $343,952, which is 91 percent of their goal. Major Dan Matthews, Area Commander for the Salvation Army released the following statement:
“We want to thank each community in Northwest Arkansas for their generosity this year in giving to the Christmas Kettles. It was a wonderful year – we made 91% of our goal, and we are delighted with that. All of the Angel Tree tags were bought for, and we can just imagine how many families were brought together around the tree because of that generosity in NWA. So thank you, to everyone in this community, for giving from the heart this year. God Bless you.”
The money raised will help support Salvation Army services in NWA in 2017, including providing shelter, food, utility assistance, addiction recovery, clothing, furniture and disaster relief. Also this year, the Salvation Army was able to provide Angel Tree gifts to 2,113 children this year.