Almost to goal - Cindy

With just 18 days left in its annual Red Kettle Christmas Campaign, The Salvation Army is just over $76,000 short of reaching its $3.3 million goal in Central Indiana. As of Monday, nearly $3,224,000 had been donated to the annual campaign through mail, online gifts, major gifts, special events and Red Kettle donations.

Salvation Army Indiana Commander, Major Bob Webster, credits Hoosier generosity for the success thus far and has faith that this year’s goal will be achieved. “Our community understands that this goal isn’t about dollars, it’s about serving people. Reaching this goal means meeting the ever-increasing needs we see at The Salvation Army each and every day.”

Donations to The Salvation Army help people like Cindy, who fled to our Ruth Lilly Women & Children’s Center with her two young sons to escape domestic violence in her home. Cindy was in a new city without friends or family, but was determined to turn her life around. While living in the shelter, she enrolled in college, worked two jobs and began to save for a home of her own. Thanks to the support, care and guidance she found at The Salvation Army, Cindy has transformed herself into a strong, self-sufficient woman with a bright future.

You can help people like Cindy by helping The Salvation Army achieve this year’s goal. Make your tax deductible donation at or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. You can also mail a check to The Salvation Army, 3100 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208.