MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – As the holiday season nears its end, the Salvation Army says donations to the organization this weekend will be tripled.
On Friday and Saturday, all donations put in kettles, called in or entered online will be triple-matched up to $1.5 million, the organization says.READ MORE: While Reported STDs Decreased Last Year, Pandemic Disruptions Give Cause Of Uncertainty
“This triple match comes at a critical time for us,” Twin Cities Commander Major Jeff Strickler said in a statement. “This is crunch time to make sure we have enough money to fund our programs all year round.”READ MORE: Target Announces Plan To Cut Emissions To Net-Zero In Next 2 Decades
The money for the triple match comes from individual and corporate donors, with $250,000 coming from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.MORE NEWS: President Biden To Discuss Agriculture In Wisconsin Next Week
So far this year, the Salvation Army says it’s raised $5 million in its Christmas Campaign. The goal is $11.6 million.