Donating to The Salvation Army's Christmas Present Appeal


Those wishing to volunteer can contact their local Salvation Army or in Allegheny County, call Jennifer Brown 412.446.1548 or contact her via email at

"At first, we thought it was maybe three- or four-thousand dollars", said Marcos Marquez with the Salvation Army.

Donating to The Salvation Army's Christmas Present Appeal
Donating to The Salvation Army's Christmas Present Appeal

"However, to make sure we can provide this lifeline for those in need, we need your support". The organization helps more than 4.5 million people during the holidays.

An anonymous donor dropped a rare coin with an estimated worth of nearly $300 into a Salvation Army red kettle at a Kroger store in Milford.

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"We run a bare-bones operation here with the Booth Center homeless shelter, which runs 24/7, and so that's a great expense and we need to help people in need through other avenues of Salvation Army ministry as well food pantry, clothing vouchers, those type of things", he said. The service has been created to meet the humanitarian need of people that are experiencing homelessness during the coldest months of the year and to provide personalised support to help individuals on their unique journey from street to home. "Together, as one community, we can help broken people rebuild their lives". Homelessness is devastating. People die on the streets every year.

"I am happy the money we collected will go directly towards helping struggling families in our community", Kupchick said.

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