Salvation Army Kettles Raise Funds for Haiti

by John McAlister
Categories: Newswire
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The Saskatoon Salvation Army Week of Compassion for Haiti raised more funds than expected. From February 1 to 6, Salvation Army kettles were placed in various shopping mall and store locations around the city to collect money for the Army’s Haiti relief fund.

With help from 200 volunteers more than $30,000 was raised during the six-day campaign. “With donations matched by the federal government, that means more than $60,000 for the people of Haiti,” said Maj. Henri Regamey of The Salvation Army.

All donations up to $100,000 per individual received by February 12 are eligible for matching contributions by the Canadian International Development Agency.

The Salvation Army has handed out more than 1.5 million meals and 72,000 litres of water in Haiti as well as other medical supplies and equipment.

Donations can be made by calling The Salvation Army at 1-800-725-2769, going online at www.SalvationArmy.ca, texting HAITI to 45678 from most Canadian carriers, or by dropping off a donation at your nearest Salvation Army Unit. Donors are asked to specify their gift to the Haiti Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund.