Local social-services organization seeks to meet increasing need
SAVANNAH, GA – December 23, 2020 – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Salvation Army of Savannah (TSA) is seeing requests for services continue to rise at an all-time high and need the help of generous donors like never before.
This holiday season’s iconic Red Kettle Campaign has seen fewer volunteers ringing bells, consumers are carrying less cash and coins, and a noticeable decline in foot traffic around red kettle locations. Therefore, TSA could see a significant decrease in funds raised through the red kettles, which would limit their capability to provide services for the most vulnerable in the greater Savannah community. To help meet the increased need, The Salvation Army of Savannah is asking donors to consider how they can provide help and hope during the remainder of the holiday season.
“Since March, our organization has provided more than 23,000 meals, safe shelter to 5,285 individuals, and emotional and spiritual support to over 150 people in need. We have worked tirelessly to help children, families and individuals who were and still are struggling financially, emotionally, and spiritually. Through it all, we were on the front-line helping society’s least fortunate. We were able to do this because of the great love and support the Coastal Empire has for its neighbor. This holiday season, our organization has seen a greater need for our services – more than any in recent history,” said The Salvation Army of Savannah’s Major Paul Egan. “The Red Kettle Campaign is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and it is imperative we meet our goal. With more people hurting and fewer Red Kettles to help them, your generosity helps rescue Christmas for the most vulnerable.”
How you can help:
- The best way to ensure The Salvation Army’s vital services continue in Savannah is with a sustaining monthly gift of $25 per month at salvationarmygeorgia.org/savannah.
- There are 26 kettles throughout Savannah. To help ensure the safety of bell ringers, donors and partners, TSA has adopted nationally mandated safety protocols.
- Donate digitally with Apple Pay or Google Pay at any red kettle in Savannah.
- Ask Amazon Alexa to donate by saying, “Alexa, donate to The Salvation Army,” then specifying the amount.
- Give any amount by texting “RedKettleSAV” to 76278.
The Salvation Army has served greater Savannah for the past 120 years and has always supported the most vulnerable in our community. Whether the community is affected by COVID-19, hurricanes, floods, fires or the Spanish influenza that impacted the world over a century ago, The Salvation Army continues to serve those who need it the most.
Every donation provides help and hope to those in need, and all gifts stay within the greater Savannah community. Visit www.RedKettleSAV.givesmart.com to donate and help TSA rescue Christmas this year.
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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood