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Donors, bell ringers vital to Salvation Army PDF Print E-mail

Dear Editor:

Those of us who work and play in Vilas County, Eagle River and the North Woods live in an exceptional area whose history is rich in the volunteer and philanthropic spirit.

Our events, organizations and services success ultimately depend on the volunteers and donations of our residents and visitors. The federal government calculates that a volunteer’s time is worth $25 an hour. Do the math, for one year that is millions upon millions of dollars.

Our philanthropic history contains names like Olson, Pritzker, Kalmar and Beck. However, of equal importance is the collective sound of thousands of quarters being dropped into a red bucket and immeasurable dollar bills being crushed into a small slot that also allows the Salvation Army to continue programs and services that support our seniors, our youth, our families, the hungry and homeless and anyone who simply asks, “help me.”

On behalf of the Salvation Army of Vilas County, our local committee — Joe, Kathy, Kathy, Paul and Gary — we recognize all those who spent an afternoon in the cold ringing the bell, hanging signs and spreading our word. To all those who donated our gratitude cannot be put into words, we simply and humbly say thank you.

Christine Caz

2013 Honorary

Chairwoman

Salvation Army

Red Kettle Campaign

P.S. 86% of all donations collected here, stay here!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:28 PM
 

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