Midland, Saginaw Salvation Armies Meet Quotas 12-30-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Midland, Saginaw Salvation Armies Meet Quotas 12-30-2010

While Midland and Saginaw's Salvation Army chapters met their red kettle quota's, the Bay County Salvation Army is still behind on its collections.
While still several thousand dollars shy of their goal, the Salvation Army still has a small army of bell ringers on duty in the hopes of making up the difference before the close of business on Friday.
“Right now we're about $3,000 behind on our red kettles, so we're hoping with this we'll reach our goal,” said the Salvation Army’s Maj. Mike Myers.
With so much catching up to do, Myers is putting his bell ringers out for the week between Christmas and New Year’s. And time is running out fast to make the $100,000 goal that pays for food, clothing and toys for approximately 700 Bay County families.
“Usually Dec. 24th, the kettles come in,” said Myers. “But because we're lagging behind, its been hard to reach our goal."
Myers said Friday will be the last day for bell ringers hoping to fill those red kettles.
“We're hoping to achieve $1,500 today and another $1,000 to $1,500 tomorrow,” said Myers.
Bay City's new Salvation Army building will be open on January 10, and Salvation Army leaders want to make it clear that the building was bought with special grants and donations, aside from the red kettle campaign.
Both the Midland and Saginaw branches have met and exceeded their fundraising goal, thanks to generous donations from Mid-Michiganders. Midland was $8,000 over its goal and Saginaw came in $9,000 above its quota.
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