People Still Give Despite The Recession

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.

 

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!

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  • by shirley Location: Penna on Mar 30, 2009 at 04:54 PM
    If ever you get a chance to ring the bell for Salvation Army please do it--it is very rewarding--and all the money that they receive goes back to the people that need it whether it be food or money to heat a home--in the small town that we live in donations were up this year and people do care about each other and share from the heart-God Bless
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