Quincy Salvation Army Reaches Christmas Campaign Goal
The Quincy Salvation Army Christmas Campaign Chairs, Bill and Chris Daniels, have announced the completion of a successful 2015 Christmas Campaign. The Quincy campaign goal of $400,000 was exceeded with a total raised of $400,028.
The Tree of Lights Christmas Campaign is The Salvation Army’s major fund raising effort each year. Money raised during the campaign helps provide Christmas assistance as well as funding programs and services that assist individuals and families in the greater Adams County area on a daily basis.
Over the past few years, the number of people receiving assistance from The Salvation Army has steadily increased due to the economy. This holiday season the following assistance was given in Quincy: 761 families received Christmas food baskets, 835 children received more than 6,000 toys from Toy Town, 528 meals were served on Thanksgiving and 450 meals were served on Christmas Day.
The Salvation Army expressed their gratitude to the 1,884 volunteers who donated 4,293 hours of volunteer service to help make all of this possible.
They also thanked the many individuals, groups, organizations, and businesses that supported their effort by donating food, toys, time and money to make the 2015 Christmas Campaign a success.