Salvation Army of St. Croix County raises $112,000
The Salvation Army of St. Croix County reached its goal and then some by collecting more than $112,000 during its Red Kettle campaign.
The funds raised during the Red Kettle Campaign will be used to support local programs.
Programs include emergency assistance for rent, utilities, transportation, dental services and medication.
"Because of the hard work and support provided by our community we will
be able to provide vital services to families and individuals in our community. Funds will also support our 35 transitional housing units located throughout St. Croix County," said Duana Bremer, Salvation Army director.
In addition funds are used to provide milk coupons to all food pantries in St. Croix County. Milk coupons provide one gallon of milk to individuals and families that seek assistance at local food pantries. Last year more than 7,200 gallons of milk were purchased.
The Salvation Army also provides some 140 backpacks filled with food to school children that participate in free and reduced lunch throughout the county. The backpacks are delivered to the schools every Friday. Hudson churches provide the same service for local school children.
The Salvation Army also operates Grace Place Shelter in Somerset which provides emergency shelter for 24 individuals or eight families. Last year the shelter assisted 154 individuals at this facility.
"Through the efforts of so many hard working volunteers we are able to provide the needed services to help those less fortunate in our community. The time you took out of your busy holiday schedule will make a difference in the lives of so many," said Bremer.
For more information, call (715)485-1221.