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Salvation Army Kickoff

All funds raised support services throughout  year

It’s that time of year again, when Salvation Army’s recognizable  red kettles will be out, and angels will be on Christmas trees at various spots in the area.

The funds raised from the kettles  support  services the nonprofit  provides to the most vulnerable not just around the holidays, but throughout the year.

In Morgantown, Salvation Army relies on funds from the kettles for programs such as summer camps, emergency food bags, utilities assistance, clothes, hot meals and its Pathway of Hope program.

The Angel Tree program  assists parents in providing new toys, clothing, books and shoes to their children as gifts during the Christmas season. The Salvation Army relies on community members to adopt Angels and/or donate financially to ensure every child enrolled in the program wakes up to gifts under their Christmas tree.

Three  events were scheduled Saturday to kick off  the red kettle and Angel Tree campaigns, including a presentation at  Morgantown Mall’s food court with Westover Mayor Dave Johnson as a guest speaker, a performance by the  The Salvation Army National Capital Band and  a dance-off; a free  Hope Marches On Concert at the WVU School of Music; and Instruments of Praise at the Faith Baptist Church on Green Bag Road.


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