Salvation Army donations increase across the board
Petersburg residents donated $20,088.72 this holiday season, an increase of more than $3,400 compared to 2012.
Lt. Caleb Fankhauser, corps officer/pastor, said with Thanksgiving being so late in November this year, there were five less days available for contributions.
“That could have been $3000,” Fankhauser said. “Petersburg proved that time doesn’t matter. They pulled out their support regardless of the number of days we had.”
The top bell-ringing group was The Vessel Owners Association followed by the Rotary Club, The Salvation Army Advisory Board, The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and The Stedman Elementary School Staff & Volunteers.
Each of those groups increased its individual kettles by at least $1000 compared to the year before.
“It was a wonderful year,” Fankhauser said. “The community has always been very generous and supportive.”
Funds raised in Petersburg stay in town and help The Salvation Army provide food, clothing and toys to Petersburg families and children.