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Members with Leadership OKC help The Salvation Army beat the $600,000 goal in 2011 for the Red Kettle Campaign.

We are thrilled to report that the 2011 Kettle Goal of $600,000 was surpassed thanks to your generosity!
This year, with your support, we raised $650,747 in Oklahoma, Cleveland and Canadian Counties.

As you know, our needs are greater than ever. It’s been an extremely difficult year for many of our neighbors. Here at The Salvation Army, requests for help are up dramatically.

On average, The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Commands provides hope and aid to 160,000 people right here in Central Oklahoma, as well as over 300,000 meals annually.

We need your help to:

* Provide food to hungry families
* Support our Salvation Army youth and children at our two Boys and Girls Clubs
* Shelter the homeless who come to us with nowhere else to turn
* Provide emergency items like clothing, furniture and other basics
* Serve all those in need with compassion and care.

Please consider donating online for a one-time gift or, even better, set up your monthly gift to sustain Oklahomans in need all year long.

https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/page.aspx?pid=207#monthly

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The song “Silver Bells” was inspired by Salvation Army Bellringers, and this year, The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command is hoping the spirit of Christmas will inspire others to help us reach our goal this year.

Because of several rain days, The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma is currently almost $13,000 under what we raised this same time last year, and in order to meet this year’s goal of $464,000, we have to raise $22,000 each day until Dec. 23.

Why is it so important? Every dollar that goes into The Salvation Army Kettle today helps us feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, clothe the needy and provide hope all year long. On average, more than 160,000 Central Oklahomans turn to The Salvation Army for assistance with more than 3000,000 meals served.

That’s thanks to donations from donors like you.

Our big bane this year was the rain. Every rain day means a serious drop in donations, and this year had lots of rain days.

Please, when you see a bellringer standing out in the cold these next few days, please consider giving. Your dollar will help a stranger in need.

Merry Christmas to all!!!