Salvation Army passes Christmas campaign goal
4 months, 1 week ago by Denise Donley
The Quincy Salvation Army Christmas campaign announced the campaign goal of $375,000 was exceeded during the 2012 holiday season.
The Tree of Lights Christmas Campaign raised $375,115 to fund Christmas assistance and other programs and services throughout the year in the Adams County area.
“This money will be used to finance the many of the programs to from family service to meals, rent assistance, just on and on and on,” said Christmas Campaign Chair Lee Lindsay Curtis. “The Salvation Army is a powerful ministry and they provide so many services for families.”
The Hannibal Salvation Army Christmas Campaign surpassed their $75,000 goal as well by raising $86,657.
During the 2012 holiday season, assistance was given to 770 families in the Quincy area and 269 families in the Hannibal area. 1,124 children received toys and gifts from Toy Town in Quincy and 407 from Toy Town in Hannibal. More than 900 meals were served on both Thanksgiving and Christmas days.
2,497 volunteers donated over 5,000 hours of volunteer hours during the Salvation Army’s Christmas Campaign.
“We have so many generous people in our community and if weren’t for all of their help, the ministry wouldn’t be able to help anyone," Curtis said.