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Salvation Army gets 8th gold coin: KWWL anchors ring bell

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) - On Saturday, Dec. 20, The Salvation Army invites the Cedar Valley to give $20 on the 20th.

Your gifts are a way to make a lasting impact on the Red Kettle Campaign and help The Salvation Army provide for needs during 2015.  

-1 person giving $20 will feed a family three meals a day for four days next spring
-5 people giving $20 each will send a child to camp for three days next summer
-25 people giving $20 each will provide transportation options to 166 shelter residents in the coming year
-50 people giving $20 each will keep the heat on for 10 families next winter

Amanda Goodman from KWWL will be the next anchor ringing the bell at the Cedar Falls Walmart, Grocery side, on Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm.

Come out to meet Amanda and help her win the KWWL Metal in the Kettle challenge. There may even be a special musical performance to kick off her time at the kettle.

Gold coin number eight appeared in the Logan Avenue Hy-Vee Red Kettle today. Included was a note that read, “On the 8th Day of Christmas: I give to the Salvation Army to offer people a second chance.”

The Salvation Army welcomes all, without discrimination. No matter past actions, The Salvation Army is a place of compassion, forgiveness, hope, and love.

In its 149-year history, The Salvation Army has been a place where millions have made the often difficult journey to a new life, supported and encouraged by The Salvation Army's staff and volunteers.  

There is approximately $247,000 to go until the needed $727,000 goal is met. Donations can be put in the Red Kettles through December 24, mailed to or dropped off at The Salvation Army, or processed online.

While we will continue collecting toward this goal until January 31, 2015, we would love to have most of it in by the end of the year.

Don't forget if you want a tax receipt for 2014, the Salvation Army needs your contribution by 11:59 pm on December 31.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact The Salvation Army at 319-235-9358. 
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