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We wanted to share with one and all our 2012 Red
Kettle campaign report. As you may remember, with a late start last
year, but with great community response, we raised $23,500 in
combined Red Kettle and mail-in response. This year our goal was
$33,000. We had never set a goal that high! Many said it
couldn't be done with a community our size, so "don't get your hopes
up or be disappointed."
Well, the good news is that every hour we could get a bell ringer
to man a kettle meant another family we could help. Four times the
number of churches participated, and new individuals rang for us.
Several new civic clubs, a 4-H and a Girl Scout troop, and
businesses got involved.
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Our communities responded with Red Kettle totals of $27,484-plus
and added mail-appeal response, in December alone, of $7,828-plus
for a combined 2012 total of $35,313! We are thoroughly blessed! I
believe this is the best we've ever done.
Thanks to God and the kind generosity of the givers, bell ringers
and store hosts, we report that this campaign was a wonderful
success! Please share our GOOD NEWS!
All God's best,
Keest Center Director
The Salvation Army
January 21, 2013]
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