Salvation Army Christmas Campaign a big success

The Central Okanagan Salvation Army says it expects to reach a record $800,000 raised during its Christmas Kettle Campiagn - that's $50,000 dollars more than their campaign goal.

Pastor Darryl Burry says the money raised from the kettles, and the Christmas appeal, will support the Salvation Army's year-round programming and services. 

Patty Lou Bryant, Communications Coordinator of The Salvation Army, says "in an era where few of us carry cash in our wallets, it is overwhelming to see the funds that are donated. Hundreds of people came into our office to wish us a Merry Christmas and drop off a donation. Truly our community cares and residents open their heart every Christmas as evidenced by their support.”

The Salvation Army says it was able to share Christmas with 560 local families which included toys for over 1,100 local children.

More information is available at www.kelownasalvationarmy.ca