(Michigan City, IN) - The Salvation Army of Michigan City announced that it exceeded the $210,000 campaign goal for the 2021 holiday season.
“We set the bar high this year for our Christmas Campaign, knowing that it would be crucial to meet that goal if we were to continue providing the level of service needed in our community, given the challenges and fluctuations from the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Major Becky Simmons said.
A similar goal for the 2020 Christmas campaign was also exceeded.
Simmons said the funds help serve local families during the holidays and help The Salvation Army operate throughout the year. This year, 561 families received holiday assistance with food and toys, including more than 1,200 children. In addition, approximately 400 meals were distributed on Thanksgiving Day.
The donations also support the year-round food pantry, diaper bank, utility assistance, weekend backpack feeding program, and other things like the youth summer camp.
“All of the money raised through our Christmas Campaign stays right here in Michigan City to meet the needs of people who are struggling with basic needs,” Simmons said.
The Salvation Army gave special recognition to Police Chief Dion Campbell and his wife, LaRonda, who served as the honorary campaign chairs.