Mahaska County Salvation Army Hopes To Raise 20k This Holiday Season.

Salvation Army of Mahaska County

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Salvation Army held it’s annual kick-off party at the South Central Iowa Center For Independent Living on Thursday afternoon.

Those in attendance learned more about what the Salvation Army does locally, and how much the group hopes to raise during the upcoming bell-ringing fundraiser.

This year, the organization hopes to raise twenty-thousand dollars.

The Salvation Army Red Kettle fundraising effort can trace its way back to 1891. It started in the San Francisco area as an effort to help feed 1,000 of the city’s poorest on Christmas Day.

Locally, the Salvation Army arrives to help individuals and families in distress. Disasters like fires, or financial disasters, can have immediate impacts. The Salvation Army works with those individuals and families to help during those transitional times.

Volunteers are the backbone of the Red Kettle Fundraising effort. If you, your family, or a group would like to volunteer your time to the program, ringing will be taking place at four area locations.

Bell Ringing for the Red Kettle Fundraiser will begin on Black Friday and go through Christmas Eve.

To sign up follow the link associated with each partnering business.



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You can also send donations to the Mahaska County Salvation Army by mail to: 109 North 3rd, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577.

For more information, you can contact the Mahaska County Salvation Army at 641.672.1867 or their Facebook Page –

Disclosure: – The author of this article, Ken Allsup, is also a board member for the Mahaska County Salvation Army.

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