The Salvation Army wrapped up their biggest fundraiser of the year with their Kettle Campaign and Mailouts.
Ronza Reynard with the Salvation Army, "Well, the Kettles did very well again this year, we're happy with that and we did come in a little over our goal. We had our mailers out and they came in just under our goal, so over-all we came in at 99% of our goal and we think that's excellent. Things are tough in the community still and to have this kind of behind us is absolutely wonderful."
With the proceeds raised throughout the campaign, Reynard explains where it goes, "We're going to run the same programs as we did last year, with our income tax program, camping season, back to school back-pack program, and before you know it was right back to where we are now. So those things are all going to continue, who knows if we're going to try anything new this year. We'll see how it goes, but we feel we are going to be fairly busy in the food bank and our family services. When were averaging about 50 families a month in the food bank, that number might go up for 2019."
The numbers at the food bank continue to rise, but Reynard reminds us, "We are a help to add to the groceries you have, but we know it gets you to pay-day, or for when that pension cheque comes in, or whatever source of income that you have. This will help you to get to that stage."
The Salvation Army continues to be a pinnacle part of our community and needs to continue to have support all year round. Not just financially, but through donations to the food bank as well.