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3 Days Left to Support Community AND Make a 2016 Taxable Donation - 12/29/16

Who: The Salvation Army, charitable donors

What: There are 3 days left to make a taxable donation to The Salvation Army and support your community this year. Demand for services is high, so your donation will do a lot for someone in need. All donations must be postmarked by end of day Saturday, December 31st, 2016 to qualify.

When: Now through December 31st, 2016

Where: Portland -- Metro area

Why: Demand is higher now more than ever, and as the cost of living continues to rise, it becomes more and more difficult for The Salvation Army to keep up with the demand. Your generosity this next week means more food on the shelves for hungry neighbors, more nights in a shelter and not homeless on the street, and so much more. It also means you will be able to add it to your 2016 tax return.

How to Support:
You can mail it in:
Send in your check to The Salvation Army, Attn: Development, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

You can donate online:
Visit Portland.salvationarmy.org or cascade.salvationarmy.org to make a secure, online donation.

You can call The Salvation Army:
Call 503.238.GIVE (4483) to make your donation today.


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(PORTLAND, Ore.) December 29, 2016 -- The Salvation Army Kettles are stashed away for next year, but you still want to support those in need in your community? Well, you can!! And if you do it by December 31st, 2016, you will be able to write it off on your 2016 tax return. Demand is higher now more than ever, and as the cost of living continues to rise, it becomes more and more difficult for The Salvation Army to keep up with the demand. Your generosity this next week means more food on the shelves for hungry neighbors, more nights in a shelter and not homeless on the street, and so much more. It also means you will be able to add it to your 2016 tax return.

All donations must be postmarked by end of day Saturday, December 31st, 2016 to qualify.

Here are some easy ways for you donate:

You can mail it in:
Send in your check to The Salvation Army, Attn: Development, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

You can donate online:
Visit Portland.salvationarmy.org or cascade.salvationarmy.org to make a secure, online donation.

You can call The Salvation Army:
Call 503.238.GIVE (4483) to make your donation today.

Don't forget - if you want to claim this donation on your 2016 tax return, all donations must be postmarked by Saturday, December 31st, 2016.

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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 127 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at portland.salvationarmy.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

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Portland Metro Community Answers the Call and The Salvation Army Thanks You - 12/27/16

(Portland, OR) December 27, 2016 - Kettles are tucked away, all snug in their store room, after a very eventful 2016 Christmas Kettle Season. Kettle numbers are still being calculated, but The Salvation Army wants to say "Thank You" to all the generous donors who helped make Christmas possible this year. Without the support of people donating a few dollars or coins in a kettle or donating toys for its Christmas assistance program, The Salvation Army would not be able to help 3,000 families this year.

"Thank you for your time, treasure, and talent," says Captain Robert Steiner, Divisional Secretary for The Salvation Army Cascade Division. "You answered our call and are the reason we can do what we do every day and all year long. May you all be blessed this holiday season and in the New Year."

The Salvation Army is able to serve over 80,000 people over the course of a year due to the donations it receives at the kettles, online, and more.

If you still need to make your annual contribution before year-end, please visit cascade.salvationarmy.org or call 503-794-3200.

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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 127 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at portland.salvationarmy.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

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Two Days Left to Give to a Salvation Army Red Kettle -- Still Need to Raise $145,000 - 12/23/16

(Portland, OR) December 23, 2016 - As you finish up your last minute Christmas shopping for friends and family, please remember to give to those in need at a red kettle. With only two days left -- today and tomorrow -- to make a donation, The Salvation Army is still looking to raise $145,000 to reach its 2016 Kettle Goal of $750,000. Wintry weather greatly impacted donations to kettles this year and has put The Salvation Army behind in reaching its goal.

"The Portland community has been so generous and we are grateful for their support this season," says Captain Robert Steiner, Divisional Secretary for The Salvation Army Cascade Division. "In The Salvation Army, we have a saying called, 'need knows no season,' and what this means to us is that people need our help all year long, not just at Christmas. We strive to help as many people as possible throughout the year. Your donations mean that we can provide over 80,000 people every year with food boxes, financial assistance, programs for kids, and more."

So far, The Salvation Army has raised $605,000, which is 81% of its 2016 Kettle Goal of $750,000. Kettles will be out raising funds through Christmas Eve. Make a donation today by visiting a kettle in your community or go online to cascade.salvationarmy.org.

Kettles can be found at participating Fred Meyer, Safeway, Albertson's, Bi-Mart, BigLots, Fry's Electronics, Hobby Lobby, JcPenney, Macy's, Shopko, Walgreen's, and Walmart locations across the Portland Metro area.

The iconic Red Kettle Campaign began in 1891 in San Francisco and has since become a Christmas tradition.

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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 127 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at portland.salvationarmy.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

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Three Days Left to Donate to a Red Kettle - $180,000 Needed to Reach Goal - 12/22/16

(Portland, OR) December 22, 2016 - On Christmas Eve night, the red kettles will be tucked away until next year, which means you have until then to make your contribution to the 2016 Kettle Campaign. This final week of kettle season historically raises a large percentage of the funds for the entire campaign, and The Salvation Army needs your help to keep this ball rolling. This is especially true as they have experienced some setbacks including stolen kettles, wintry weather, and an attempted break-in of a toy distribution center. As of Wednesday, December 21, 2016, The Salvation Army in the Portland Metro area (Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties) has raised $568,713 towards the goal of $750,000.

"Since Friday, due to the community's efforts, we have made up some ground and we are on our way to reaching our goal; however, we are still behind in reaching that goal for the season," says Captain Robert Steiner, Divisional Secretary for The Salvation Army. "With the community's help, we are able to help over 80,000 people every year with food, financial assistance, and more. When you put money in a Salvation Army kettle, you keep these programs running for families who really need the extra support."

The Salvation Army is over 90% of the way through the 2016 bell ringing season and has raised 76% of its 2016 goal so far.

Kettles will be out raising funds through Christmas Eve, and between now and then, The Salvation Army still needs to raise $180,000 to meet that goal.

Make a donation today by visiting a kettle in your community or go online to Portland.salvationarmy.org.

Kettles can be found at participating Fred Meyer, Safeway, Albertson's, Bi-Mart, BigLots, Fry's Electronics, Hobby Lobby, JcPenney, Macy's, Shopko, Walgreen's, and Walmart locations across the Portland Metro area.

The iconic Red Kettle Campaign began in 1891 in San Francisco and has since become a Christmas tradition.

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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 127 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

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Last Week to Donate to Red Kettles - $294,000 Still Needed, Thank You to Those Who Give - 12/20/16

(Portland, OR) December 20, 2016 - Christmas is just around the corner, leaving five days to make a donation to a Salvation Army Red Kettle. Last weekend, The Salvation Army reported that donations were down due to the inclement weather, and thanks to the Portland Metro community, donations are that much closer to reaching the 2016 goal of $750,000. Over the weekend, the community helped The Salvation Army reach $456,000, which is 61% of the total goal for the year.

"We estimate that the weather resulted in a loss of $50,000 in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties, putting us well over $100,000 under where we normally are at this time of the year. Additionally, the snow and ice impacted communities across Oregon and Southern Idaho, including Salem and Boise," says Captain Robert Steiner, Divisional Secretary for The Salvation Army Cascade Division. "We are so thankful to this generous community who answered our call this past weekend. However, there is still work to be done. Your gift today will help someone tomorrow and in years to come."

The Salvation Army serves over 80,000 annually in the Portland Metro area through food pantries, financial assistance, feeding programs, after-school programs, and more. Your donations to the kettle make this work possible.

Kettles will be out raising funds through Christmas Eve, and between now and then, The Salvation Army still needs to raise $294,000 to meet that goal.

Make a donation today by visiting a kettle in your community or go online to Portland.salvationarmy.org.

Kettles can be found at participating Fred Meyer, Safeway, Albertson's, Bi-Mart, BigLots, Fry's Electronics, Hobby Lobby, JcPenney, Macy's, Shopko, Walgreen's, and Walmart locations across the Portland Metro area.

The iconic Red Kettle Campaign began in 1891 in San Francisco and has since become a Christmas tradition.

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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 127 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyPortland