Pictured above: Players of the Munster Youth Basketball League with Lt. Betsy Clark of The Salvation Army.
The Munster Youth Basketball League completed its 29th season with an impressive community focus. The youth embarked on the first annual “Hoops for Soups” food drive, in honor of Paul Waisnora, Sr., who started the youth basketball league. Throughout their 14-week season, the players collected over 3,000 canned goods and over $500 in donations for The Salvation Army’s food pantry. Read More
Donations needed to make-up for Christmas Red Kettle Campaign Shortfall
The Salvation Army has reported that donations to the Red Kettle Campaign in Lake County, Indiana, which officially ended on January 31, 2014, were down by 14 percent, raising just $709,000 of the $940,000 needed, while the requests for food and assistance are greater than ever.
To help make up for this shortfall and ensure that The Salvation Army of Lake County can continue to provide our neighbors with the quality programs and services they need and rely on, The Salvation Army will be participating in NWIgives, a one-day fundraising event on February 12, that will unite all communities in Lake, Porter and La Porte counties to support the nonprofit charitable organizations serving our region. Read More
The Lake County Salvation Army fell significantly short of its holiday fundraising campaign goal and now needs to make some cuts to save money.
The three Salvation Army locations in Lake County — East Chicago, Gary and Hammond-Munster — each will have to cut $50,000 in employee and program expenses.
How those cuts will happen has yet to be determined. Read More
I am so super excited! In less than 2 days, yes 2 days NWIgives will kick-off. NWIgives is a day of giving that will be taking place all across Lake County Indiana in an effort to help raise money for your favorite non-profit organization in Lake County Indiana. The Salvation Army is so proud to be able to participate during NWIgives day of giving. NWIgives will allow us here at The Salvation Army to continue to help and support those in need of our services. Read More
Lake County Red Kettle Campaign Down by 14 percent
Generous Donors Offer to Match Donations Made Online, By Phone or Mail
to Make Up for the Shortfall in Red Kettle Donations
The Salvation Army has reported that donations to the Red Kettle Campaign in Lake County, Indiana, are down by 25 percent, raising just $709,000 of the $940,000 needed, while the requests for food and assistance are greater than ever.
The shortage is partly due to the fact that the iconic red kettles, which dotted Lake County streets from November 8 through December 24, feel $203,000 short of their $645,000 kettle goal, down 42 percent from last year. With Thanksgiving falling later in the month, leaving one less week between Thanksgiving and Christmas, The Salvation Army is working hard to make up for lost time and prevent having to make any cuts the critical social services programs it provides to area people in need in the year ahead. Read More