The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities still needs your help!

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The bells have gone quiet and the red kettles have moved to storage however there is still an opportunity to help The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities to make their 2016 Red Kettle Campaign goal! Quad Citians have donated a total of $675,302 through red kettles and through the mail, leaving a $139,698 gap in their fundraising effort.

The $815,000 fund-raising goal accounts for approximately 60 percent of the Quad Cities Salvation Army’s operating budget.  The funds will help The Salvation Army meet the demand for services for shelter, food, clothing, youth programs and other basic human needs here in the Quad Cities.

What do we do if we can’t make this money? Do we shut the doors to our shelter? Do we stop providing food, clothing and basic human needs to those in the Quad Cities? We do not want to have to make a decision about what programs to cut, but if we cannot make up this gap, this is what will have to happen. Major Felton reflects, “This is one of the largest gaps we have had in the past 7 years, however the community has always rallied around us in our time of need. This goal was aggressive for us, but I am cautiously optimistic we will make our goal.”

Mail checks to:  The Salvation Army, 301 W. 6th Street, Davenport, IA 52803

Credit card giving:   1-800-SAL-ARMY or

If you are interested in learning more about The Salvation Army, its programs in the community and how you can help, please call Sarah Hite 563-324-4808.