A Kettle Surprise! Donor offers a $3,000 match for gifts made to The Salvation Army on Friday and Saturday

BEDFORD – With Christmas less than two weeks away, the iconic Salvation Army Red Kettles will soon be put away for another year. This annual fundraising campaign is getting a much-needed boost this weekend thanks to an anonymous donor.

This special gift means that cash dropped into Lawrence County kettles on Friday, December 16, and Saturday, December 17 with be doubled up to $3,000. While the donor may be a mystery, the impact of this match is not. 

If holiday shoppers increase their giving just a little, the goal of raising $3,000 in only two days is attainable. Once doubled, the grand total of $6,000 would help to fund emergency assistance given to Lawrence County residents in 2023. 

The Salvation Army continues to work with families adversely affected by the pandemic, inflation, and personal struggles. With Christmas just around the corner, they are busy ensuring that families have a joyful holiday filled with hope and love, not fear and disappointment. Donations made to Red Kettles in November and December keep the hope alive for these families long after Christmas has passed.

“This kettle match from an anonymous individual means the world to The Salvation Army in Bedford,” said Billie Kay, Service Extension Director for The Salvation Army Indiana Division. “Hope will be translated into practical help for Lawrence County families struggling to have the basics of life. Children will have something to open under the Christmas tree, and more families will be helped by an ‘Angel Donor’ who wants to inspire others to give a little more.”

Every donation given to The Salvation Army through the annual Red Kettle Campaign provides help and hope to those in need, and gifts stay right here in the community where it is given. 

Visit SalvationArmyIndiana.org to learn more about how you can help ensure that The Salvation Army can continue to show Love Beyond Christmas in 2023.