THE SALVATION ARMY OF HANNIBAL BEGINS THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH TREE OF LIGHTS KICK-OFF
The Salvation Army of Hannibal has begun the Christmas season with its annual Tree of Lights Christmas Campaign Kick-Off. The event was held Saturday, November 6 at Central Park in Hannibal. The organization announced the 2021 campaign chairs, Justin and Brooke Gibson, along with the campaign goal of $115,000. Hope Marches On is this year’s campaign theme.
The Salvation Army provides a variety of programs and services to assist families in need in the counties of Marion, Ralls, Lewis, Monroe, and Shelby. Following are a few examples of ways The Salvation Army has given a hand up to our neighbors in need.
The Hannibal Salvation Army Family Services provided the following assistance this year:
3288 people were served by the daily bread line
692 food boxes were distributed
37 families received utility assistance
54 families received rent assistance
800 families received Christmas food boxes
1575 children received toys for Christmas- 19,305 toys were distributed in partnership with Toys for Tots of Northeast Missouri
Volunteers are an important part of the Christmas season and are needed to assist with many Christmas programs and activities, especially bell ringing. Please contact Jeremy Koren for more information about volunteer opportunities at 217-231-5633 or register to ring bells at RegisterToRing.com.