An anonymous donor has given a total of $75,000 to help the Salvation Army’s assorted humanitarian services in Lake County and to help launch the group’s matching campaign Dec. 3.
The Salvation Army’s Lake County officers, advisory board members will celebrate the donations during the Meet Us at the Big Red Kettle event on Giving Tuesday at 11 a.m. Dec. 3 at the Gary-Merrillville Corps Community Center, 4800 Harrison St. in Gary.
The donor provided $25,000 to each of the three Salvation Army Corps Community Centers in Lake County to support the services provided by each facility and to challenge others to also support the cause. The centers include, Gary-Merrillville, East Chicago, and Hammond-Munster.
“Our goal is to meet this generous donor’s challenge by raising an additional $75,000 to support the work in each of the Corps Community Centers in Lake County,” said Kevin Feldman, director of development for The Salvation Army of Lake County.
The donations will be used to support its homelessness prevention services, food pantry and hot meals programs, Pathway of Hope and children and youth programs.
Donations to the Salvation Army Lake County can be made on the organization’s website.