DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – It’s all smiles on the Decatur Salvation Army. The group went over its 2019 Christmas fundraising goal.
Leaders had been trying to elevate $485,000. Nearly $508,000 ended up being raised by way of the pink kettle marketing campaign and several other different fundraising occasions.
Salvation Army General Greg Voeller says, it is incredible to fulfill the goal, and much more thrilling to exceed it.
“It allows you to not just take care of the needs and wants, but also some of the wishes we have as an organization. Doing more for people in the community and improving services and facilities as well,” Voeller stated.
Voeller provides it’s humbling to see individuals eager to help not simply the group, however the Salvation Army’s work, too.
“It is a neighborhood effort whenever you elevate that amount of cash and you’ve got the totally different teams and companies that got here collectively to assist us elevate that cash, only a large thanks to the parents on the market in Macon County for supporting us and serving to us attain the goal,” he shared.
The Salvation Army may be very grateful for the neighborhood’s help and welcomes it year-round. To signal as much as be a month-to-month accomplice of the Salvation Army go to their web site.
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