Red Kettle Campaign Hopes to Raise Record Amount
LEXINGTON, Ky. - With the economy still struggling and the holidays upon us, charitable organizations are hoping shoppers will be in a giving mood throughout this holiday season. The Salvation Army is one of them, launching their Red Kettle Campaign. This year Major Debra Ashcraft says they have a larger goal than normal.
“The Kettle Campaign is going to be really really important as we face 2013, and we have a big goal -it’s $500,000. That money we really need to keep those programs like the shelter and the Boys and Girls Club, the food pantry and the emergency assistance – those programs operating throughout the year,” Ashcraft says.
The Salvation Army is down over $125,000 just from losing grant money alone according to Ashcraft.
“I just hope when people see the kettles they know that when they know when they give it’s really important, you’re helping a homeless child, you’re helping a family who’s hungry, you’re giving children educational opportunities that they would never have. And so you know I hope people know too whatever you can give-give it. There is no donation that is too small, ” Ashcraft says.
Additional information on volunteer opportunities is available at www.salvationarmylex.org.