The Estevan Salvation Army once again enjoyed excellent support from the community for its annual December campaigns.
The kettle campaign and the letter appeal combined to raise more than $101,000. The goal for the two initiatives was $80,000.
Kettles raised $26,300. The goal was $20,000. The kettle campaign ran from Dec. 2-24, and kettles were once again set up at the Southern Plains Co-op, Walmart, Clifton’s No Frills, the Estevan Market Mall and the government liquor store, although they had reduced hours from previous years.
Supporters could make donations beyond cash or cheque this year.
The letter appeal generated $75,100. The goal was $60,000. A few cheques have been coming in this week to add to the total.
Money raised from the kettles and the letter appeal will go to support the Salvation Army’s different initiatives in the community.
“We want to thank the volunteers who participated in either standing at a kettle or sending in monetary donations,” said Ronza Reynard, the community ministries director for the Salvation Army in Estevan. “We are always amazed at what a generous community that we serve in. Estevan and surrounding communities continue to step up and help their neighbours.”
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