Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Donations to Greater Victoria’s Salvation Army drop significantly

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The Salvation Army is urgently calling on the community to support their cause and help bridge the gap in fundraising efforts.

Greater Victoria has generously contributed $190,000 towards its $295,000 goal—meaning $105,000 is still left to be raised.

According to a media release, the Salvation Army has seen a decline in donations despite an increase in demands for their assistance.

It highlights their need for community support now more than ever, so they can continue to provide the much-needed programs for those less fortunate.

“When you donate to a kettle in your local community, the funds stay there helping those struggling in your community,” said Sipili Molia, Marketing and Communications Specialist.

“The Salvation Army uses the funds to provide the basic necessities of life such as Christmas assistance, toys, food, clothing, housing supports, children’s breakfast and lunch programs, substance-use recovery, and so much more.”

During this season of giving the Salvation Army is hoping the community will rally together and make a connected effort to bridge the donation gap.

“No matter the size, every contribution will make a significant impact and help The Salvation Army continue its mission of serving those who are most vulnerable in the Greater Victoria community,” the Salvation Army release read.

If this is something you’re able to participate in, donations can be made through various channels—including their Christmas kettles stationed at various shopping and grocery store locations.

You can also donate online or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

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