Salvation Army Kettle falls short of $100,000 goal
Friday, 06 January 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
The Salvation Army serving Eastern Bell County fell short of its first-ever Red Kettle goal of $100,000.00. The total amount collected for the 31 day Red Kettle Campaign was $94,648.97.
"Every year people have stepped up to the plate and opened their hearts and given, states Captain Frankco Higdon, commanding officer. Captain Higdon continued, "we are grateful for the fine support we receive from Temple, Belton and the rest of Eastern Bell County. Thank you!" With the added responsibility of emergency mass feeding to area poor The Salvation Army in Temple was hoping to meet the 100K goal to off-set the additional financial burden. The Salvation Army assumed responsibility for mass feeding in the wake of the Martha's Kitchen closure and in anticipation of the new Center of Hope facility.
The Salvation Army is in the spotlight each December, but the organization helps people year-round, providing basic emergency services such as food, clothing and shelter. In addition to helping to keep utilities turned on, prescriptions filled, and emergency disaster relief, the "Army" provides a myriad of programs for Seniors, men, women, youth and children.
Monetary donations may be sent to: The Salvation Army, 2604 West Ave. M., Temple, Texas 76504.
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States.