2013thermoIndianapolis– The Salvation Army is thrilled to announce that it has surpassed its 2013 Central Indiana Red Kettle Christmas Campaign goal of $3.2 million.  As of January 24, 2014, more than $3,227,000 had been donated to the annual campaign through mail, online and Red Kettle donations.

Salvation Army Indiana Division Commander, Major John Turner, points to the donors for this year’s success.  “We are continually humbled by the overwhelming generosity of our donors here in Central Indiana.  This is really their achievement, their victory and it ensures that we will be able to continue to serve our neighbors in need in 2014.”

Last year, through the generosity of Hoosiers,  The Salvation Army was able to provide more than 106,000 safe nights of shelter and 522,000 meals for those in need in our community.  Here’s what else The Salvation Army was able to do in 2013:

  • More than 2,984 homeless and abused women and children received care at our Shelter for Women and Children.
  • More than 1,862 women and children fleeing domestic violence found safety and shelter through our Emergency Bed Space Program.
  • Nearly 3,775 men and women struggling to overcome substance abuse and addiction found the help they needed at our Harbor Light Center.
  • Nearly 284 men and women took part in the Harbor Lights Transitional Housing program, which gives individuals the tools they need to successfully rebuild their lives after treatment.
  • More than 176 people are part of our new Pathway of Hope initiative, which is moving the families we serve to self sufficiency.

“This year we hope to help even more people in need.  Reaching our Christmas goal will help us do that,” says Major Turner.  “We want to thank the good people of Central Indiana for helping us continue to do the most good in our community.”