News Release: The Salvation Army of Omaha Announces Tree of Lights Campaign Goal
The Salvation Army of Omaha announced its goal for the 2018 Tree of Lights Campaign during the Tree of Lights Kickoff at American National Bank Thursday, Nov. 8. This pre-holiday annual event marks the beginning of the annual fundraising campaign, which directly supports The Salvation Army’s Human Needs Fund. This year’s goal is $2.85 million.
The Tree of Lights Kickoff featured musical entertainment by The Salvation Army Brass Ensemble, along with Michael Lyon & the Steve Thornburg Trio. Other highlights included an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus and their reindeer and the lighting of the 75-foot Tree of Lights at the corner of 90th Street and West Dodge Road.
The Salvation Army’s red kettles will be placed at 140 locations in the Omaha metro from Nov. 9 through Dec. 24. Volunteer bell ringers can sign up online or by calling 402-898-6000.
About The Salvation Army Tree of Lights Campaign
The Salvation Army Tree of Lights Campaign is a fundraising initiative for The Salvation Army’s Human Needs Fund, which supports programs that meet the needs of the most vulnerable people in the metro year-round. Our seven areas of service include food, housing, youth development, material assistance, behavioral health, older adult services and anti-human trafficking. The 2018 fundraising goal for The Salvation Army of Omaha is $2.85 million. Every cent of every dollar raised for the Tree of Lights Campaign stays in the metro. Whether you give to the red kettles or offer your time as a volunteer, your support helps in The Salvation Army’s effort to fight for good.