Red Kettle Campaign exceeds its goal

first_img The generosity of the people of Pike County knows no bounds.Kim May, Troy Salvation Army Service Center director, said the goal that she had set for the 2008 Red Kettle campaign almost seemed unrealistic during these times of economic difficulty.“I set the goal at $20,000 but I wasn’t sure that we would get even as much as we did in 2007,” she said. “Seventeen thousand dollars would have been very generous given the economic situation right now.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By Jaine Treadwell Red Kettle Campaign exceeds its goal But, never underestimate the giving spirit of Pike Countians, especially around Christmastime.“As of Dec. 23, we have gone over our goal with $21,599,” May said. “I was surprised and very, very pleased. Even in hard times people are good-hearted and maybe even more so because we all realize that there are those whose situation is dire. This just shows that people do care about one another.”May said the Salvation Army’s goal was reached and surpassed because of the generosity of individuals and because of the volunteer spirit of so many. “We’ve seen an increase in sales, and I attribute that to the economy and also to the fact that we only put out nice items in the Thrift Shop,” May said. “Poor people don’t want garbage. People are beginning to realize that they can get good quality items at our shop and they are supporting it.”The items that are brought in that are not put on the shelves are sold to a buyer for four cents a pound. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “In the past, we’ve had to pay bell ringers but we didn’t pay a single bell ringer this year and so everything that was given will be returned to the community through help to our friends and neighbors,” May said. “I want to thank everyone who rang the bell for the Salvation Army, and there were so many that I can’t begin to thank them all individually—churches, civic groups, school groups and individuals. And I also want to thank everyone who gave to the Red Kettle campaign and made it such a great success.”The $21,000-plus will make it possible to assist more of the increasing number of requests for food and clothing made to the local Red Cross Service Center.“We’ve seen a big increase in requests and the requests are coming from a wide range of people – the young, the working class and the elderly and the sick. It’s not just one group. So many people need help – people who are out of work and those who are working and just can’t make ends meet; the sick who need help with medication expenses; the elderly who need help with utility costs … The list goes on and on.”But help has also come to the Salvation Army through the doors of the Thrift Shop on South Brundidge Street. Published 8:37 pm Saturday, December 27, 2008 Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Email the author You Might Like Troy expands cultural arts in 2008 Not many small rural counties can boast of being cultural arts centers but Pike County has gained that reputation. With… read more Latest Storieslast_img read more