THE SALVATION ARMY OF HANNIBAL ANNOUNCES CONCLUSION OF THE 2022 CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN
The Hannibal Salvation Army Christmas Campaign Chairs, Brad and Sara Kurz, have announced the completion of a successful 2022 Christmas Campaign. The Hannibal campaign goal of $120,000 was exceeded, with a total raised of $128,000.
“Throughout the Christmas Campaign, we were reminded, once again, of how generous the people of Northeast Missouri are and how blessed we are to call Hannibal our home,” stated Sara Kurz. “We attained our fundraising goal again this year with the generosity of our friends, neighbors, and our region’s business community. We can’t thank everyone enough for their support.”
The Tree of Lights Christmas Campaign is The Salvation Army’s major fundraising effort each year. Money raised during the campaign helps provide funding programs and services that assist individuals and families in Hannibal and the surrounding Northeast Missouri communities daily throughout the year and Christmas assistance.
The need for assistance to the people of the Hannibal area community is a constant, which The Salvation Army takes very seriously, especially during this campaign.
“We’ve always known that the Salvation Army does great work, but throughout this campaign, our respect for the organization has grown,” stated Bard Kurz. “We are in awe of The Salvation Army’s focus on identifying local needs and building sustainable programs to meet those specific needs right here in our community. We heard stories from people whose lives are better because of the good work of The Salvation Army’s staff, volunteers, and donors. While we’re proud of the work that has been done, we know there’s more to do. Although our time as chairpersons of this campaign are drawing to a close, our appreciation and support for our local Salvation Army will continue.”
This holiday season, The Salvation Army of Hannibal provided 668 food boxes containing a full Christmas meal to families and senior adults in Marion, Ralls, Lewis, Monroe, Shelby, and Pike counties. In conjunction with Toys for Tots of Northeast Missouri, 6,625 toys were distributed to 1,325 children.
The Salvation Army is grateful to the 103 volunteers from the Hannibal area who donated 319 hours of volunteer service to help make all of this possible.
The Salvation Army appreciates the many individuals, groups, organizations, and businesses that supported our effort by donating food, toys, time, and money to make the 2022 Christmas Campaign a success.