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Give Big: Sal. Army Donations Tripled Next 2 Days

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — To give big means to give bigger the next few days at The Salvation Army.

The Twin Cities Salvation army announced that donations made on Dec. 22 and Dec. 23 will be tripled because of a pledge to match up to $1.5 million.

“That means your $50 donation will be worth $150, your $100 donation will be worth $300, and so on,” said Major Darryl Leedom, commander of the Twin Cities Salvation Army, in a press release. “Our goal is to raise $500,000 through this match. If this goal is reached, we will have raised $2 million in just two days. Please give during this unprecedented opportunity and triple the impact of your donation.”

The match is the largest in Twin Cities Salvation Army history and was made possible in part to seven local families that pooled their money together.

As of Dec. 20, the Twin Cities Salvation Army has raised $4.4 million of its $9.5 million goal for Christmas season donations. The non-profit said that donations dropped by $350,000 compared to last year because of the huge snowstorm.

If you would like to give, you can donate at one of the 400 red kettle sites in the metro, go online or call 800-SAL-ARMY and designate your gift as ‘Twin Cities Match.’

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