The Salvation Army in Edmonton would like to extend a huge thank-you to all of our Kettle volunteers who helped us raise funds for Community & Family Services over the Christmas season.
In total, 375 volunteers logged in 4400 hours manning Kettles around the city, Devon and Sherwood Park in 42 locations! These amazing volunteers are the reason we can provide food hampers, counselling, camps for kids and free meals all year round. The money raised in the kettles make up about 40% of CFS’s yearly budget – a very significant percentage that allows us to Give Hope Today in Edmonton.
2013 marks the 120th year The Salvation Army has been serving Edmontonians, and in this tradition of Hope, volunteers are essential to ensure we can provide the services and programmes that make a difference. As the numbers come in, we are confident we will reach our $500,000 goal and continue this tradition.