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Spring Ring Collects Thousands of Dollars for Salvation Army

Red Kettle (Credit: Salvation Army)

The Salvation Army's recent Spring Ring bell ringing event raised $10,194 to provide emergency shelter to those in need in Springfield.  The money will help meet a shortfall--according to a news release, each year the City of Springfield budgets $10,000 for the Salvation Army to operate the Extreme Emergency Cold Weather Shelter.  But this past winter, the shelter helped 509 people at a cost of $30,000. 

The Spring Ring kicked off earlier this month with pop-up musical performances around the city.  Volunteers rang bells at red kettles at various Springfield locations.

The Salvation Army’s Major Norman Grainger said, “it is only with continued community support that the Salvation Army and other local social service nonprofits are able to provide much-needed assistance programs and services.”

Donations are still needed to meet the Salvation Army's $20,000 Spring Fling goal.  To make a donation, click here.