Red Kettle support appreciated

Feb 7 • Letters to the EditorNo Comments on Red Kettle support appreciated

Sir: The Salvation Army of Chatham-Kent would like to thank the communities in Chatham-Kent for their generosity this past Christmas Season.
The donations of food, toys, money and volunteer time are all greatly appreciated.
Although we didn’t quite reach our goal of $500,000, through our Red Kettle Campaign and our mail-outs we were blessed to receive 485,752 in monetary donations from the caring and generous people of Chatham-Kent.
Because of this, The Salvation Army in Chatham-Kent can continue to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities.
The Salvation Army has been in the Chatham-Kent area for 136 years.  We have always assisted those in need of emergency services.
In 2018, we provided:
• 850 Christmas Hampers along with 609 bags of toys.
• Our Trustee/Budget Manager Caseworker has approximately 70 clients.
• Our Youth Services Caseworker has 50-60 clients per month.
• Our Housing/Homelessness Caseworker sees approximately 1,200 people annually.
• Our Food Banks in Chatham, Wallaceburg, Ridgetown and Blenheim serviced 6,323 individuals.
As you can see, we provide a lot of services to those who find themselves in difficult situations in our communities.  Without your help, this would be an impossible task.
I would also like to take this opportunity to mention that your donations and patronage to our Thrift Stores are also a great way to help us fund our programs.

Karen Holland, Captain
Corps Officer/Assistant Community Services Officer
The Salvation Army Chatham-Kent Ministries

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