MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Twin Cities branch of the Salvation Army has set a goal of $1 million to help victims of the north Minneapolis tornado.
“Well, we’re hoping we get some help from corporations because, you know what, people have already really stepped up to the plate. We have raised and given away $121,000,” said Annette Bauer, Salvation Army spokeswoman.
Bauer said it’s one of the biggest challenges they’ve faced in recent times. There’s been a significant distribution of help in the past few days.
“We’ve given away $47,000 worth of gift cards to our stores, $20,000 worth of department stores gift cards and 45,000 pounds of food,” said Bauer.
A group called “Kids To The Rescue” set up red Salvation Army kettles at the Friday night Minnesota Twins game and collected $3,000.
NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Bruce Hagevik Reports