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Salvation Army Christmas Campaign surpasses goal in Central Okanagan

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January 10, 2017 - 3:13 PM

KELOWNA - On November 17, 2016, The Salvation Army Central Okanagan set an ambitious Christmas Campaign goal of $750,000. While some final donations are still being processed, we are thrilled to announce that we except to reach a record $800,000 in donations.

“We are so grateful for the generosity of this community” says Pastor Darryl Burry, Executive Director of The Salvation Army Central Okanagan. “The financial support we received from the kettles and our Christmas appeal will support the year-round programming and services we offer here in the Central Okanagan. We are so deeply thankful to all those who made this campaign a success – for the thousands of volunteer hours filled by those who rang bells, counted donations, packed bags, to schedulers, drivers and so much more. We are so blessed to have a community that cares for others and wants to make an impact in people’s lives.”

“It is amazing to see the kettles full of money every day throughout the campaign.” states Patty Lou Bryant, Communications Coordinator of The Salvation Army Central Okanagan. “In an era where few of us carry cash in our wallets, it is overwhelming to see the funds that are donated. Hundreds of people came into our office to wish us a Merry Christmas and drop off a donation. Truly our community cares and residents open their heart every Christmas as evidenced by their support.”

This Christmas, due to the generosity of this community, The Salvation Army Central Okanagan were able to Share Christmas with 560 local families which included toys for over 1100 local children. Bryant says “Our motto is ‘Giving Hope Today’ and we will be able to continue to give hope into 2017 because of the generosity of our community.”

Follow our story of hope on Facebook at The Salvation Army Central Okanagan, on Twitter @kelownasallyann and on our website www.kelownasalvationarmy.ca

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