Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign was a success
This week’s bouquets go to:
From the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign 2018:
Escanaba Salvation Army has had another great year of support from our community. Our 2018
Christmas Campaign, the Red Kettle Campaign, wrapped up with a total of $89,223 donated by in our
The Red Kettle Campaign is a national campaign that each corp participates in to fund their local
community initiatives. 90 percent of the funds raised stay with the local Salvation Army to support the
programs available to the community. The additional 10 percent is used for operation and support within the
Salvation Army. The Christmas campaign, in addition to yearly mail campaigns, is a key source of
income to provide assistance and programs to our community for the upcoming year.
The Salvation Army has also focused on the recruitment of volunteers for their many programs, including
bell ringing to alleviate the need for paid bell ringers. This year we had a total of 1,214 hours paid at
minimum wage and 562 volunteer hours. We hope to increase the number of volunteer hours for 2019.
As minimum wage increases this need increases also.
There are red kettles displayed at local businesses all year to continue fundraising. Kettles will be
identified in March to begin fundraising specifically for Kids Day Camp.
Each Saturday the Daily Press salutes individuals and groups from our area who have had a very positive impact on the way we live.
We identify our bouquet recipients in one of two ways: from Daily Press news pages and from nominations sent in by our readers.
Mail us a postcard or letter identifying your nomination and putting into detail what they’ve done. Include your name, address, and phone number. Send nominations to Saturday Bouquets, The Daily Press, 600 Ludington Street, Escanaba, MI 49829.
They may also be sent to us by going to our Web site, www.dailypress.net, and clicking on the submit news button. Once there, click on “Bouquets” and follow the simple instructions.