Nov 23, 2020 | by Magan Hall

 The Salvation Army and WGEM have teamed up for the 36th Annual WGEM Bucket Blitz in Quincy, IL and Hannibal, MO. The WGEM Bucket Blitz will take place in Quincy at the Quincy Mall South Entrance Monday, December 7 from 6:00am- 6:30pm through Thursday, December 10. The event will take place in Hannibal at The Steamboat Bend Shopping Center Tuesday, December 8 from 10:00am-6:30pm through Wednesday, December 9. The 2020 goal for Quincy is to raise over $30,000 and the Hannibal goal is to raise over $5,000.  

“This will be our first WGEM Bucket Blitz since being assigned to the Quincy Area Command,” stated Area Coordinator Captain Michael Sjogren. “We have heard nothing but great things about this event. Captain Kristina and I are looking forward to seeing new faces and getting to know both the Quincy and Hannibal communities over the course of each Bucket Blitz. We hope that community members plan to drive through either location and say, ‘hello and Merry Christmas!’” 

All proceeds from The Salvation Army Tree of Lights Christmas Campaign provide a variety of programs and services to assist families in need. Following are a few examples of ways The Salvation Army has given a hand up to our neighbors in need. 

The Salvation Army Quincy Area Command provided the following assistance to its entire service area during 2019:  

4,083 nights of lodging at the Emergency Shelter  

16,312 meals were provided to shelter residents  

10,683 people were served by the daily bread line  

3,129 food boxes were distributed  

Last Christmas:  

1,604 families received Christmas food baskets  

2,177 children received toys for Christmas  

960 individuals were provided dinner on Thanksgiving and Christmas 

To volunteer to ring bells for the WGEM Bucket Blitz in Quincy, please contact Jeremy Koren at 217-231-5633.  


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