COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- The Salvation Army needs your help -- as the organization observes National Salvation Army Week, the local chapter in Colorado Springs hasn't received the donations that they were originally hoping for.
The Salvation Army is trying to educate the community on the programs and services that they offer, and raise funds to help rebuild from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Captain Doug Hanson said, “Giving to non-profits is a great way of supporting your neighbors and then it assures also to our case managers that the money went to the right people that weren’t trying to take advantage.”
But so far, the return on donations has not been anywhere near the return that the Salvation Army was hoping for.
“We are well under that goal of $10,000 and we were hoping that the public can help us out. We are just trying to make up for some losses, we did way more programs and we are still continuing to cover new programs because of the pandemic, we are just trying to recoup some of those losses,” Hanson said.
Hanson stresses that 100% of donations stay right here in El Paso County to fund all their year-long programs. So every single donation goes a long way in helping people right here in our community.
“All of your donations stay here locally. If you gave $100 to the Salvation Army it stayed here and helped a residence in El Paso County,” Hanson said.