Salvation Army fundraising kettles were a common sight in Vernon during the Christmas holidays.

Salvation Army fundraiser deemed a success

The agency’s 2016 Christmas campaign collected $435,720 of its $500,000 target.

The Salvation Army is praising the community’s generosity.

The agency’s 2016 Christmas campaign collected $435,720 of its $500,000 target.

“We are beyond grateful to this wonderful and very supportive community for us to provide hope to the people we serve,” said Stefan Reid, executive director.

“All of these funds that have been raised will stay right here in Vernon to help our community. This will now allow us to keep providing the programs that we offer, as we are much more than just a food bank. We strive to make people feel loved, supported and cared for. We want to give people hope.”

The kettles raised $150,626 and the mail campaign brought in $285,094.

“We also want to thank all of the businesses who allowed us to place our Christmas kettles, Angel Trees and food bins in their stores,” said Reid.

“Without their help, none of this would have been possible. We are forever thankful for their continued support.”

The Salvation Army distributed 662 Christmas food hampers.

“We feel so blessed to know that we have this help so that we can help others,” said Reid.

 

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