(La Porte, IN) - The Salvation Army in La Porte exceeded its Christmas fund raising goal for money dropped into kettles. Captain Chris Karlin said $71,381 was collected by bell ringers. The goal for the annual kettle drive was $70,000.
Karlin looked to the heavens to explain the success, despite 2020 being so trying economically due to the pandemic. “God does amazing things and in a year when we had no idea what to expect, that Christmas miracle happened,” he said.
Karlin says other sources of revenue, like checks and online giving, have not been totally added up but he believes the overall fund raising goal of more than $200,000 will be attained.