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Liberty volunteers help boost Salvation Army donations

January 6, 2009 : University Advancement staff

During the Christmas season, members of the Salvation Army can be seen outside stores, ringing bells beside a red kettle in hopes of receiving donations for families in need. Recently, more than 340 members of Liberty University’s faculty, staff and students gave of their time to help the non-profit’s local chapter with its annual Christmas Red Kettle campaign.

From Nov. 14 to Dec. 24, volunteers from the university rang bells at the Wards Road Wal-Mart, raising approximately $15,107 in support of the organization’s mission. Overall, the Salvation Army’s Lynchburg chapter received $232,435 in donations, reaching its goal of $200,000 and shattering the previous year’s total by $45,522.

The Salvation Army is an evangelical organization dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus Christ with others. The organization’s members are known for their abundant service and dedication to helping victims of disasters and homelessness throughout the country.