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23 December 2017, 01:13 | Gordon Grant
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When one gives, 83 cents on every dollar is used year-round to fund many social services programs, such as rental and utility assistance, food, clothing, sheltering, hot meals, Christmas assistance for families, after-school care and youth arts programs.
A Tulsa, Oklahoma Salvation Army is grateful to an anonymous donor who left some special coins in a few of their kettles.
So far this year, red kettle donation collectors have netted $17,336. "We still have a ways to go toward our goal", Frost said.
The Salvation Army's Major Roy Williams says gold coins aren't usually found in the Louisville area so "it's a true blessing".
"There are many families that are hurting", Wood said.
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Stewart said volunteers - both individuals and businesses - made the initiative possible this year. "We do whatever we can to help people in emergencies". "We also appreciate the groups that adopted the angels. The money will help us find a new vehicle to expand the number of kids involved".
She added the organization feels blessed by the support from the community, and she hopes to see more businesses serve as Angel Tree locations in the future to ensure all children receive gifts.
"It's really rewarding", Wolfe Sr. said.
"So it sucks on two levels because the fact that they would take money away from people that truly, truly need it", Hunter Mouton, the Salvation Army volunteer, said.
"The Rotary clubs of Burlington will be hosting most of our kettle locations on Saturday to hopefully give us a push over the top".
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