The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware Calls for Community Support as Christmas Nears

The Salvation Army Christmas

PHILADELPHIA, PA —  With days left until Christmas, The Salvation Army Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware Division is still accepting donations to ensure every individual and family in need is reached this holiday season and year-round. For an easy way to donate, individuals don’t have to leave their home – they can visit The Salvation Army’s Virtual Red Kettle for the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware region at

“We have reached the final days of our holiday fundraising season to ensure that our struggling neighbors receive help, and there’s still work to be done,” said Lt. Colonel Larry Ashcraft, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Amy Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware Division. “A community member’s donation, big or small, stays local and will support someone in their area who is hungry, without a home, in need of payment assistance, and much more. Help The Salvation Army keep hope alive for those experiencing darkness.”

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The Salvation Army Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware Division is within sight of its Red Kettle fundraising goal for the 2021 holiday season but calls on the community’s assistance to help it cross the finishing line. The Red Kettles will continue to stand at The Salvation Army’s locations and at local businesses during the days leading up to Christmas, allowing community members to visit and drop in a donation to help those who are living in poverty. If, however, they are unable to give a donation in person, they can visit the Virtual Red Kettle or make a tax deductible donation via Apple Pay or Google Pay.

While donations from across the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware community have helped The Salvation Army provide holiday assistance – i.e., Christmas toys, clothing and meals – to families in need, the donations’ benefits are not just limited to the holiday season. They also help keep The Salvation Army’s year-round programs open and available for individuals with a wide range of needs. Those include food pantries and distribution programs, shelters for those who are homeless, rehabilitation programs for those dealing with substance use, recreation programs for children, and more.

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The Salvation Army’s holiday message this year, “Hope Marches On,” is meant to build awareness for individuals and families who continue to be impacted from pandemic poverty – whether they are homeless, on the verge of eviction, or are hungry. The organization asks those who consider giving this year to keep struggling community members’ long term needs in mind.

“Our pledge as The Salvation Army is to deliver hope to people,” said Lt. Col. Ashcraft. “When our surrounding communities deliver the gift of their treasure this holiday season, they go a long way in helping us keep hope marching on.”

Whether individuals are looking to donate in-person or virtual, they can find information about The Salvation Army in their community by visiting

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