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Porter County Red Kettles Shy of 2013 Goal

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The Salvation Army of Porter County reports this season's Red Kettle Campaign has reached about 95-percent of its 2013 goal of 150-thousand dollars, being about 76-hundred dollars shy as of Christmas Eve. The Red Kettle Campaign is their major fund-raising event of the year. The overall campaign goal for Porter County for the year was 280-thousand dollars, and they've raised about 86-percent of that. The bell ringing was ending this week, but the mail campaign continues through January 30th. The monies raised will be used to assist those in need in Porter County for Christmas and throughout the 2014 fiscal year.   Goal for the Mail Appeal Drive is $130,000, and they were at about $100,408, or about 77%.
“The Salvation Army has brought spiritual light and love along with food, clothing and gifts to over 433 families, 819 senior citizens and 766 children which were served this Christmas Season so that the real meaning is not forgotten. We minister to the needy in Jesus name without discrimination,” according to Major Jon Welch of The Salvation Army of Porter County.   For more info, contact The Salvation Army of Porter County at 219-762-9191.


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