Thank you for Making Christmas Bright and Bringing Hope in 2022

Jan 5, 2022


The Salvation Army Traverse City Exceeds Red Kettle Campaign Goal
Thanks to Community Support

January 5, 2021, Traverse City, MI, With Christmas behind us and the bells silenced and Red Kettles in for the season the Traverse City Salvation Army Red Kettle wanted to thank the Traverse City community for a year that went beyond their expectations.

Lieutenant Matthew Winters said, “Our Red Kettle Campaign goal this year was $220,000. I am excited to share that our community once again reached deep within and reached out with love for their neighbors  -  donating $224,050.78. All funds raised from the Red Kettle Campaign stay right here in our community to provide services to our neighbors in their time of need.”

“To everyone who generously donated their time to bell ring, shared their blessings, and hosted Red Kettles, we thank you for embracing our mission and those we have the privilege to serve! Many blessings in 2022.”   

Holiday Assistance Recap

310 Enjoyed a Thanksgiving Dinner Community Meal
  50 Families and their 163 family members gathered around the table to celebrate Thanksgiving Dinner
373 Children and Teens received toys and gifts Christmas morning
255 Enjoyed a Christmas Dinner Community Meal
153 Families and their 513 family members gathered around the table to celebrate Christmas Dinner
616 Nursing home residents received gifts

Thank you to our Red Kettle Hosts
Blain's Farm and Fleet
Family Fare
Hobby Lobby
Horizon Books
Oleson's Food Stores 
Sam's Club 
Tom's Food Markets

Thank you to our counter Red Kettle Hosts
7-Eleven 14th St 
Holiday Stationstores  - South Airport 
Holiday Stationstores  - West Bay 
Deerings Market Union St
Big Boy Restaurant
Kap N Keg 


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