Salvation Army offers donors triple impact

8:38 AM, Dec 20, 2012   |    comments
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ROSEVILLE, Minn. - A group of generous donors is trying to light a fire under those who would give to the Salvation Army this holiday season.  

Here it is, in a nutshell: Three days, three times the impact.

All donations made to the Twin Cities Salvation Army will be tripled between Thursday, Dec. 20, and Saturday, Dec. 22, thanks to a $1 million matching gift provided by several anonymous donors.

"That means a $50 gift is tripled to $150, a $100 gift multiplies to $300, and so on," said Major Jeff Strickler, Commander of the Twin Cities Salvation Army. "Through this three-day match, our supporters can triple the amount of good their donation achieves."

With Christmas just five days away the Twin Cities Salvation Army has raised only $5 million, just over half its Christmas fundraising goal of $9.8 million.

To triple your gift Dec. 20-22, the Salvation Army urges donors to do any of the following:

  • Give online at
  • Donate at any of 400 Twin Cities kettle sites
  • Donate stock or IRA funds by calling 651-746-3505
  • Call 800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769)
  • Mail a check - postmarked 12/20, 12/21 or 12/22 - to: The Salvation Army, 2445 Prior Ave. N., Roseville, MN 55113
  • Text the word "Blessing" to 80888 to provide a $10 donation, payable on your cell phone bill. (For terms, see

For more information about The Salvation Army, visit Find us on social media at and Twitter at @salarmynorth.

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