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Salvation Army Raises $865K During 2015 Holiday Season

February 25, 2016, 3:44 PM HST
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The Salvation Army courtesy photo.

The Salvation Army courtesy photo.

The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Island Division released its 2015 holiday numbers on Thursday.

During last year’s holiday season, the division collected $865,000 in Red Kettle campaign donations and distributed over 39,000 Angel Tree gifts across the region.

Along with the money raised through Red Kettles and gifts through the Angel Tree through Salvation Army efforts, Central Pacific Bank collected over $159,000 in monetary and gift donations for the Angel Tree program, and Burger King Hawai’i, through a partnership with Aloha United Way, collected over $14,000 in support of the children’s portion of the program.

“We are grateful to the many Hawai’i and Pacific Island residents and visitors that supported those in need across our islands last holiday season,” said Major John Chamness, Divisional Leader for The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division. “The monetary donations in our Red Kettles allow our much-needed social service programs to continue and can expand this year. And, the generous monetary, gift, and in-kind donations to our Angel Tree program meant that there were many smiles on Christmas morning across the islands.”

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