Although I wasn’t in South Bend, IN over the weekend for The Salvation Army’s Kroc Community Center grand opening, news articles from the area are buzzing with details from the day’s event! According to our friends there, thousands of community members showed up to check out the awesome amenities of the long-awaited center.
Apparently “seeing is believing”.
Back in December, employees of The Salvation Army of Kansas City, KS were elated to find a .82 carat European-cut diamond wrapped in an unmarked piece of paper that had been dropped in a Salvation Army red kettle outside of a Walmart store in Shawnee, KS.
Meierotto’s Jewelers, a local supporter of The Salvation Army, donated not only a free appraisal of the ring, but also an additional 18 karat white gold ring. Combined, the beautiful ring is 1.32 carats total diamond weight and valued at around $3,000.
“75% off basket-weaving classes? Yes!”
Who doesn’t love a good Groupon once in awhile? The popular daily-deal website offers fantastic prices for just about every product, service, and excursion under the sun.
But what if your daily Groupon offered you “$10.00 to help keep an area family warm”? Would you buy it?
Thanks to your support and generosity, The Salvation Army raised a record $147.6 million during the 2011 Christmas Red Kettle Campaign, setting a fundraising record for the seventh straight year! This is a $5.6 million increase from last year!