When times are tough many people begin to eliminate unnecessary expenses. It's nice to know people are still showing their genuine concern and compassion when it comes to the plight of others.
Salvation Army administrators say the annual Red Kettle campaign set a record of $130 million in donations last year
despite the recession. Red Kettle donations were up 10 percent from 2007 and represented the biggest one-year jump since 1997, yet it came during a holiday season when many retailers suffered financially.
The Salvation Army said Tuesday that donations helped nearly 29 million Americans, including nearly 5 million who received holiday
assistance with rent, clothing and toys.
In a time when so many are in need, it's nice to see there are still those willing to give from their heart to help their fellow man. That should give us all hope!