The campaign relies on funds raised at red kettle stations positioned at 30 different sites around the Harrisburg area along with money pulled in from desktop kettles placed in participating offices as well as those posted online. The group at Priority intends to raise at least $5,000 by Dec. 24 and be a champion in any one of the campaign’s three categories. Nine staff members at Priority have already set aside some on-site time to help ring in funds for the Salvation Army. This enthusiastic group includes Keri McHugh, Andy Orons, Mike Stevens, Ben Francavage, Laura Morey, Courtney Piazza, Tami Doupe, Marcelle Germain and Steve Clemmer.
Donations put into The Salvation Army's red kettles are used locally to provide services and programs in benefit to the community in which the money is collected. These funds may support soup kitchens and activities, programs for at-risk children, care and essential services for seniors, and more based on local needs.
"The extent of services and support The Salvation Army is so wide and far reaching. If you're going to donate any money to a charity, this is the one to go to," Morey said. "Priority has donated toward the organization for several years and we're particularly happy to be manning up a team again this year. I've no doubt we'll reach our goal."
To make a contribution to Priority’s team online, visit the team’s virtual kettle page at http://www.onlineredkettle.org/