Other donations include:
· Nov. 29, 37 $100 bills, Fort Oglethorpe red kettle.
· Dec. 3, 10 $100 bills in a Cleveland, Tenn., red kettle
· Dec. 4, 48 $100 bills in a Fort Oglethorpe, GA red kettle
· Dec. 6, nine $100 bills in a Chattanooga red kettle
“What extraordinary examples of generosity,” says Major Algerome Newsome, The Salvation Army area commander. “It is an incredible blessing to have just one Secret Santa visit our red kettles, but to have five in one season has left us amazed.”
He said the money collected helps The Salvation Army meet the increased demands of service during the Christmas Season and the New Year.
To date the local Salvation Army has raised $271,393.64, which is 68 percent of its $400,000 goal in the red kettle campaign. There are still 11 days left of bell ringing, and volunteers can still sign up to ring. Volunteers can sign up by visiting csarmy.org.
Monetary donations are still needed to assist with this year’s increase in Christmas needs. Donations can be made by visiting one of the red kettles around town, by visiting csarmy.org, by calling 1-800-Sal-Army or mailing your check to 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403.
For more information, contact Kimberly Kyriakidis George, director of marketing for The Salvation Army, at 423-503-1801.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to salvationarmyusa.org.