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Forum News Service, Published December 19 2013

Historic matching gift announced for Salvation Army red kettle donations

ROSEVILLE, Minn. - Due to a matching gift from a group of anonymous donors who pooled $2 million worth of matching funds, all donations made to The Salvation Army in Minnesota and North Dakota today and Saturday will be doubled.

This is the largest two-day matching gift in Salvation Army history.

“Across the region, donations are down 20 to 30 percent, but an outpouring of generosity now can turn things around in every county of both states,” according to Lt. Col. Robert Thomson, Salvation Army commander for Minnesota and North Dakota.

To double a donation today and Saturday, give at a kettle, call (800) 725-2769, stop by a local Salvation Army and drop off a check dated Dec. 20 or Dec. 21, or give online at www.SalvationArmyNorth.org. This is the largest two-day matching gift in Salvation Army history.

“Across the region, donations are down 20 to 30 percent, but an outpouring of generosity now can turn things around in every county of both states,” according to Lt. Col. Robert Thomson, Salvation Army commander for Minnesota and North Dakota.

To double a donation today and Saturday, give at a kettle, call (800) 725-2769, stop by a local Salvation Army and drop off a check dated Dec. 20 or Dec. 21, or give online at www.SalvationArmyNorth.org.