The Salvation Army of Chatham-Kent would like to thank the communities in Chatham-Kent for their generosity this past Christmas season.

The donations of food, toys, money and volunteer time are all greatly appreciated.

Although we didn’t quite reach our goal of $500,000, through our Red Kettle Campaign and our mail-outs we were blessed to receive 485,752 in monetary donations from the caring and generous people of Chatham-Kent.

Because of this, the Salvation Army in Chatham-Kent can continue to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities.

The Salvation Army has been in the Chatham-Kent area for 136 years.

We have always assisted those in need of emergency services.

In 2018, we provided:

– 850 Christmas Hampers along with 609 bags of toys.

– Our Trustee/Budget Manager Caseworker has approximately 70 clients.

– Our Youth Services Caseworker has 50-60 clients per month.

– Our Housing/Homelessness Caseworker sees approximately 1,200 people annually.

– Our Food Banks in Chatham, Wallaceburg, Ridgetown and Blenheim serviced 6,323 individuals.

As you can see, we provide a lot of services to those who find themselves in difficult situations in our communities. Without your help, this would be an impossible task.

I would also like to take this opportunity to mention that your donations and patronage to our Thrift Stores are also a great way to help us fund our programs.

Thank you!

Captain Karen Holland
The Salvation Army Chatham-Kent Ministries