Salvation Army surpasses Red Kettle Campaign Goal – by $488

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – The Salvation of Indian River County achieved its goal for the 2010 campaign, raising $150,488.

With 10 days left in the campaign, The Salvation Army was sitting at $115,000 but with an incredible increase in donations the week leading up to Christmas, The Salvation Army of Indian River County was able to attain the goal.

This is the third year in a row the organization has increased its Red Kettle donations.

The pocket change from the community made the difference. The generosity of Indian River County came through during a tough economic time to help The Army “Do The Most Good” this holiday season.

The Red Kettle Campaign is the major fund-raiser for The Salvation Army and helps to support all our programs for the entire 2011 year.

“The Salvation Army is only as successful as its generous donors and community members allow it to be,” said John Corapi, director of development. “Without the help and support of this community, we would never been able to attain our goal and maintain our progress and service for the upcoming year.”

The organization wishes to thank all the kettle sponsors, including TD Bank, Champion Home Health, Jack FM, Velde Ford, Mayflower Society, Gold Coast Landscape Lighting, Vero Beach Christian Business Assoc, Spring Hill Suites, Christian FM, Paul Williamson and Co, Doughboys Donuts and Seacaost Bank.

The Salvation Army also wishes to thank all the individuals that followed the sponsors’ lead by making donations to the Red Kettle campaign during the past six weeks.

And a “special thank you to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Department,” Corapi added.

For more info on how to help The Salvation Army call (772) 978-0265 or on facebook

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