Hope continues to walk in the community of Reading, thanks to the generosity of those who gave to The Salvation Army during the 2021 holiday season.
The Salvation Army in Reading, with the help of our partners, volunteers and donors, raised nearly $105,000 over the holidays. The funds will support the services and programs we offer throughout the year to members of the local community in need.
The beauty of our Red Kettle fundraising season is that, yes, we do so much to help families in need get through Christmas. But, it is much more than that. Our fundraising during these critical months determines how we can help struggling neighbors throughout the year.
At any time of the year, someone is in need. Someone needs a home. Someone is hungry. Someone needs a winter coat or school supplies. Someone is looking for professional advice or rehabilitation. We would not be able to serve these people without community donations and awareness during the holidays.
Whether you’ve rung a bell, donated a toy, put change in your local red kettle, or donated online, you’ve made a difference to a neighbor in need of help.
Thanks to you, someone’s lights will be on for another day. Another meal will be offered. Someone will be dressed. A homeless person will have shelter.
Poverty is not limited to one season. Neither does hope. Thanks to your time, your talent and your treasure, hope continues to move forward in Reading and throughout the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware region.
Major Darren J. Mudge
Corps Officer, Salvation Army in Reading