By Sharon Woods Harris / Pekin Daily Times / email@example.com
The Salvation Army will maintain its hours of operation for the both the men and women/family facilities at the Rust Transitional Center after coming very close to its Christmas Campaign goal of $200,000.
The Salvation Army in Pekin is calling on all its supporters here in the final week of its Christmas Campaign. “Major Rick Ray will be anxious to meet with the donor who offered to help with a $10,000 donation for a Pekin match,” said Rich Draeger, Tri-County Development Director. “The Pekin Corps has received almost $3,000 through online and in person or mail donations in the past few weeks, but there is still time for folks who hadn’t yet donated to help out the cause.”
Bring the kids and join us for a night of resources, kids games, free food, and door prizes at the Pekin Salvation Army located at 243 Derby St.
(Parents must accompany children)
Sponsored by: Tazwood Community Services, Inc. and The Salvation Army
Food sponsored by: UnityPoint Health-Pekin
The "miracle" of Christmas is repeated over and over again through the joy of caring and sharing. The traditional red kettle is an integral part of the Christmas scene, with thousands of dollars donated each year to aid needy families, seniors, and the homeless, in keeping with the spirit of the season.
Donations provide dinners, clothing, and toys for families in need. Financial assistance also helps with basic necessities continuing aid throughout the year.