Anonymous donation

A week after the Campbell River Salvation Army fell $23,000 short of its Christmas Kettle fundraising goal, an anonymous donation from a local business brought the total up to $150,000.

“After adding everything up at the end of the campaign we determined we had raised a total of $127,000,” said Community Ministries Director Kevin Mack. “I announced this final total just over a week ago and the very next day we received a cheque for $23,000.”

The generous donation was made by a local business owner who wishes to remain anonymous. The $150,000 fundraising total is a new record for the Campbell River Salvation Army.

“We’d like to thank the entire community,” said Mack. “The record total will not only go towards funding our community programs, but will allow us to reach out into the community and meet even more needs.”

All funds stay in the city to fund projects such as the Lighthouse meal program, emergency family services and case work.

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