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December 12, 2012
The Tennessee Valley has an Outbreak of Secret Santa Fever! The Salvation Army Finds Another Generous Donation in a Red Kettle - 25 One Hundred Dollar Bills!
Chattanooga, TN – A "Secret Santa" strikes again in the Tennessee Valley. This time a donation of 25 one hundred dollar bills was found in a Ringgold, GA red kettle. This marks the fifth donation of one hundred dollar bills. Listed are the larger donations made to The Salvation Army Red Kettles in the Tennessee Valley:
- On Nov. 29th, 37 one hundred dollar bills in a Ft. Oglethorpe, GA red kettle.
- On Dec. 3rd, 10 one hundred dollar bills in a Cleveland, TN red kettle.
- On Dec. 4th, 48 one hundred dollar bills in a Ft. Oglethorpe, GA red kettle.
- On Dec. 6th , 9 one hundred dollar bills in a Chattanooga, TN red kettle.
- On Dec. 11th, 25 one hundred dollar bills in a Ringgold, GA, kettle.
"What extraordinary examples of generosity!" says Major Algerome Newsome, The Salvation Army Area Commander. "It is an incredible blessing to have just one Secret Santa visit our red kettles, but to have five in one season has left us amazed!" Major Newsome goes on to say the money collected helps The Salvation Army meet the increased demands of service during the Christmas Season and the New Year.
To date the local Salvation Army has raised $271,393.64 which is 68% of its $400,000.00 goal in the red kettle campaign. There are still eleven days left of bell ringing and volunteers can still sign up to ring. Volunteers can sign up by visiting www.csarmy.org .
Monetary donations are still needed to assist with this year's increase in Christmas needs. Donations can be placed in any of the Red Kettles, mailed to 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403 , given online at www.csarmy.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY .
About The Salvation Army
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. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.
For more information, go to SalvationArmyUSA.org