Freeport Residents And The Salvation Army Start $10,000 Matching Challenge

Freeport, Illinois — The fight for good has been inspired by several Freeport residents to help meet the annual Red Kettle Goal this year. The Salvation Army has announced that all donations received into the Freeport Salvation Army kettles on Friday December 22 and Saturday December 23 will be matched up to $10,000.

This will provide a total of $20,000 towards the Red Kettle goal.

“What a great blessing this is and a perfect opportunity to make the 2017 Red Kettle Goal, what an exciting community to live in”, said Captain Jim Brickson.

The Freeport Salvation Army has set an achievable goal to help area residents in time of need. Currently they need to collect close to $25,000 to reach this benchmark as part of their 2018 goal of $146K. This first time ever opportunity for Freeport and will most likely push the local unit into their goal.

Cal Wescott, who serves as the Salvation Army Advisory Board Chairman, says he’s amazed by the gifts and success of this year.

“The face of the local Salvation Army has changed this year for the good; an all-volunteer force has allowed for the community an opportunity to help come together as a team. I am amazed by these gifts and success of this year’s drive”.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Captain Jim Brickson at 815-235-7639 or email at


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