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Donations Needed to Reach Annual Fundraising Goal

SAVANNAH, GA – December 18, 2019 – With less than two weeks to go of bell ringing until Christmas, in the Savannah community and nationwide The Salvation Army finds itself falling behind the red kettle goal for 2019. The annual Red Kettle Campaign is The Salvation Army’s primary fundraiser and raises essential funds to operate year-round programs that make a difference in the lives of people in Savannah and the surrounding areas.

“The bell-ringing season is a whole week shorter than usual because Thanksgiving fell so late this year,” said The Salvation Army of Savannah’s Major Paul Egan. “Less days of kettles has resulted in us fulling significantly behind as we work towards our 2019 kettle goal of $250,000. We are praying that the community will dig-deep in the remaining days of the season to ensure that we can continue to provide help to those who come to us for assistance, often at a time of crisis in their lives with nowhere else to go.

The Salvation Army bells will continue to ring outside stores through Christmas Eve and the organization is optimistic that with the community’s support they can still reach their fundraising goal. “We are so grateful for the ongoing financial support and generosity shown to The Salvation Army. Every dollar helps!” said The Salvation Army of Savannah Director of Development and Public Relations Larry Haskell. “These contributions stay right here in the Savannah area and mean that we can serve a meal to someone who is hungry, keep the lights on for a family struggling to pay a utility bill, and provide a pathway to self-sufficiency for struggling families in our community.”

Those interested in donating to The Salvation Army will have the opportunity to donate directly to the famous red kettles around the region this holiday season and donations are also welcomed via the organization’s website at or by calling 912-651-7420. New for 2019, individuals can now donate to the red kettles at every location through Apple and Google Pay using their phone for a secure and easy payment option.

Volunteers are crucial to the success of the red kettle campaign. It’s not too late and is easier than ever for individuals, families, groups and businesses to sign up as a volunteer bell ringer. To register, visit

For more information about The Salvation Army Savannah, please visit or call 912-651-7420.

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