(Decatur, IL) — The Salvation Army in Decatur met its overall Christmas Campaign Fundraising Goal of $470,000 raising a total of $482,060 through giving to the Red Kettles, mail appeals, and events. “We thought that the national hurricanes during 2017 and the generous response of the Macon County community to them might have been something that would affect us during our Christmas months raising money for local support of year round programming,” says Major Wes Dalberg, Executive Director of The Salvation Army in Decatur, “but the Decatur community and its support helped us meet this year’s goal.” The Salvation Army extends a heart of gratitude to the community members who gave of their time and dollars this past Christmas.
The generosity of the Decatur Community helps many Macon County residents that are in need of food, shelter, clothing, and other basic needs. Donations to this annual drive each Christmas (along with other donations during the year) helps The Salvation Army provide these and other vital services and programs in our community during Christmas and all year long. The Salvation Army is thankful that so many groups, individuals, businesses, schools, churches, and other organizations help in a variety of ways to help meet the goal.