101 Year-Old Kansas City Resident to Match Donations up to $100,000

The holiday season is a generous time of year for many people who want to help the less fortunate in their own communities. This year is no different – a 101 year-old anonymous donor of The Salvation Army Kansas & Western Missouri Division in Kansas City is pledging to give $2 to The Salvation Army for every $1 donated to the organization online, up to $100,000, through January 15th.

“This is a win-win for everyone,” said Major Charles Smith, divisional commander of The Salvation Army in Kansas City. “If you donate $100, it becomes $300, thanks to this matching donation. So the impact of your gift is tripled, helping more people in need in our community.”

As a result, year-end charitable donations to The Salvation Army will go THREE times farther this year, thanks to the generous donor in the Kansas City area! The money collected during the Red Kettle Campaign supports Salvation Army programs and services year-round including food assistance, emergency rent and utility assistance, affordable day care for children of low income families, a shelter for abused and neglected children, alcohol and drug abuse treatment programs, senior programs and visitation, homeless shelters and transitional housing and prison correctional programs.

To donate online in support of the program in Kansas City, visit www.salvationarmy.us or www.onlineredkettle.org/salarmymokan. You can also check out The Salvation Army in Kansas & Western Missouri on Facebook and on Twitter @SalArmyMoKan. Additionally, you can always support The Salvation Army nationally by visiting donate.salvationarmyusa.org.

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