THUNDER BAY – NEWS – The Thunder Bay Christmas Kettle campaign surpassed the $200,000 objective this year thanks to the generosity of everyone in our community.
We are pleased to announce that a total of $223,442 was raised in this year’s campaign. This tremendous support is an indication of the confidence that the donors and volunteers have in The Salvation Army. They have entrusted us to care for those in Thunder Bay who are not able to manage on their own. The Salvation Army is committed to honouring this trust.
These funds ensure that services such as our mobile feeding program, our food bank, community kitchen, English Café, and many other programs will continue in the coming year.
“Thunder Bay you have done it again. You answered our call and because of you, life will be better for so many of your neighbours. On their behalf, I thank you so much for your generosity. Thank you to our hundreds of volunteers who gave so selflessly of your time and to our donors who have shown such confidence in us. Together we are making a difference to many worthy people in our community,” said Major Lori Mitchell, Executive Director of The Salvation Army Community & Residential Services.
Donations will still be accepted to the Thunder Bay Kettle campaign, online through the Thunder Bay kettle at: www.FilltheKettle.com, by credit card donations through our local office at 345-6492 or 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769) or donations can be mailed to The Salvation Army, 545 Cumberland St. N., Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4S2. These funds will be used in Thunder Bay. 2017 donations must be received by December 31st or postmarked December 31st in order to be receipted in 2017.
This campaign would not be possible without the support of the volunteers who worked so tirelessly throughout the campaign. We are thankful for our faithful volunteers who have rung the bells for a long time and the many new friends who stepped forward this year. What a fantastic gift! As well, we are grateful to the businesses that have allowed us to place kettles in their establishments, Halfway Motors Nissan who provided a vehicle, Tbaytel for the donation of a cell phone, and Mastrangelo Fuels for assistance with fuel.