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Anonymous Donor Steps forward with $20K Match Day Saturday, December 10th

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

 The Salvation Army is pleased to announce that all the kettles in the Quad Cities will be matched December 10th! The Quad Cities kettles will be matched up to $10,000 on each side of the river, resulting in a $20,000 match for the Quad Cities Red Kettle Campaign.

This match comes from an anonymous donor that understands the importance of the life-saving services that are offered right here in the Quad Cities.

Donations are needed to help meet this campaign’s goal of $815,000, currently at $325,285.00 of that goal. The Salvation Army asks the community to take this generous, anonymous donor up on their challenge in order to maximize gifts made to The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities.

Major Gary Felton, Quad Cities Coordinator notes, “The timing of this match day couldn’t be any better for the Red Kettle Campaign. We are noticing that the lack of bell ringers and therefore behind on donations. Every day we run further and further behind. We are cautiously optimistic we will meet our goal because of the generosity of the Quad City Community and this anonymous donor.”

The Red Kettle campaign provides 60% of the annual budget used by The Salvation Army to provide people with their basic needs, warm shelter and nutritious food, new life skills, character building – anything necessary to help community members achieve healthy, productive living.    

If you are interested in helping make a difference, please log on to ringbells.org or call Sarah Hite to volunteer 563-324-4808.