The Quincy Salvation Army Christmas Campaign Chairs, the John and Carrie Lavery family, have announced the completion of a successful 2013 Christmas Campaign. The Quincy campaign goal of $390,000 was exceeded with a total raised of $393,645. The Hannibal Salvation Army Christmas Campaign raised $87,519 which was just short of the $90,000 goal for Hannibal.
The Tree of Lights Christmas Campaign is The Salvation Army’s major fund raising effort each year. Money raised during the campaign helps provide Christmas assistance as well as funding for programs and services that help individuals and families in the greater Adams County area on a daily basis. Over the past few years, the number of people receiving assistance from The Salvation Army has steadily increased due to the economy.
This holiday season the following assistance was given to the Quincy/Hannibal area: 1,200 families received Christmas food baskets. 1,632 children received toys and gifts from the Toy Town projects in Quincy and Hannibal. 498 meals were served on Thanksgiving, and 384 meals were served on Christmas Day.
The Salvation Army is grateful to the 2,084 volunteers who donated 5,071 hours of volunteer service to help make all of this possible.
The Salvation Army also appreciates the many individuals, groups, organizations, and businesses that supported our effort by donating food, toys, time and money to make the 2013 Christmas Campaign a success.
A special thank you goes to our Christmas Chairs, the John and Carrie Lavery family, for all the hard work and effort that went into helping us surpass the Christmas Campaign goal. We couldn’t have done it without you!