(Michigan City, IN) - The Salvation Army in Michigan City has exceeded its holiday fund raising goal by collecting just over $224,000, officials said. The goal was $200,000.
Major Becky Simmons said the bar was set high because of the challenge of meeting a sharp increase in the needs of people from COVID-19 last year. “The fact that we not only met that goal, but exceeded it, is a great vote of confidence from Michigan City in the work that we do,” she said.
Officials said the Michigan City Salvation Army served nearly 700 families and over 1,200 children with food and toys during Christmas. The money raised during the Christmas campaign helps provide things like food, diapers and utility assistance the following year, officials said.