Bloomington Salvation Army more than halfway toward its holiday fundraising goal

Laveta Brigham

BLOOMINGTON (WEEK) – The Salvation Army of Bloomington reports it’s more than halfway to its fundraising goal of $500,000 for the annual Make A Difference campaign. That’s further along than it was this time last year, although the goal is a little lower this year. Last year, the goal was […]

BLOOMINGTON (WEEK) – The Salvation Army of Bloomington reports it’s more than halfway to its fundraising goal of $500,000 for the annual Make A Difference campaign.

That’s further along than it was this time last year, although the goal is a little lower this year. Last year, the goal was $520,000, and around this time in 2019, the Bloomington Salvation Army reached 40% of its fundraising objective. As of Monday, this year’s campaign is at 51% of its goal.

The money comes from red kettles and donations from other sources, including through the mail and online giving.

The kettles have raised almost $74,000, while the other sources have produced almost $184,000.

Money raised during the Make A Difference campaign funds the Salvation Army’s food pantry, the Comprehensive Emergency Assistance Program, the Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter, a summer camp, and an after-school program.

In a news release, the Bloomington Salvation Army noted there are fewer bell-ringing days because Thanksgiving was later this year.

Checks can be mailed to:

The Salvation Army, PO Box 3186, Bloomington, IL 61702-3186

Online donations can be made on the Salvation Army’s website.

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