THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Area Salvation Army Reaches $69,476 of $75,000 Goal
The Salvation Army of Marinette and Menominee counties has reached $69,476.77 of its Red Kettle goal of $75,000. The money to date is the largest amount ever raised in the area. The Salvation Army is looking to increase services in 2015 including exploring the feasibility of a youth center in the building previously used as a Thrift Store. The Salvation Army has served over 167 families with Christmas gifts, clothes, and food to date.
"It has been a very exciting first six months for us in this area", said Major Carol Lemirand, who came to the Marinette Salvation Army Corps the end of June 2014 along with Major Ron. Countless volunteers and donors have worked to assure every family has a very Merry Christmas and that funds will be available to carry out successful programs in the new year.
The over all Christmas fundraiser goal of $110,000 is reachable with the inclusion of the mail and walk in donations, which often take until the end of January to complete.