The Salvation Army Announces Conclusion
of the 2012 Tree of Lights Christmas Campaign
The Quincy Salvation Army Christmas Chair, Lee Lindsay Curtis, is pleased to announce the completion of a successful 2012 Christmas Campaign. The campaign goal of $375,000 was exceeded having raised $375,115. The Hannibal Salvation Army Christmas Campaign surpassed their $75,000 goal as well by raising $86,657.
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 our community: 770 families from the Quincy area and 269 families from the Hannibal area received Christmas Food Baskets. 1,124 children received toys and gifts from Toy Town in Quincy and 407 from Toy Town in Hannibal. More than 900 meals were served on both Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.
The Salvation Army is grateful to the 2,497 volunteers who donated 5,379 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 2012 Christmas Campaign a success.
A special thank you goes to our Christmas Chair, Lee Lindsay Curtis, 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!