This year’s Red Kettle Campaign collected a little over their goal of $205,000, thanks to the support of donors and company partners in Topeka. The money, raised between November 19 and December 24, will help the Topeka Salvation Army provide warm meals, food rent/utility assistance and social services to those in need throughout the year.
“The Topeka Salvation Army is humbled by the support from hundreds of friends of The Salvation Army who put money in our kettles every year or send in a donation.” said Major Brian Burkett, corps officer for the Topeka Salvation Army. “The Red Kettle Campaign is a crucial fundraising period for us, and the support we received will help us continue to provide services to more struggling individuals and families throughout the year.”
The Salvation Army is a religious and charitable organization that has been meeting human needs since 1865. Their mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. They provide many programs and services for the needy including social services, alcohol and drug rehabilitation, transitional housing, citizenship classes, violence prevention classes and recreational activities. In Shawnee County, for over 130 years, The Salvation Army has been assisting families and individuals through a holistic approach to ministry including the meeting basic human needs.