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The FOX 2 and KPLR 11 online red kettles are closed as of Noon on Thursday, January 15th. Thank you to our tremendous viewers for your donations into our online kettles. Three finalists will be selected on Monday and called to come in for a live drawing of the car winner on Tuesday, January 20th during FOX 2 News in the Morning.

However, The Salvation Army’s Tree of Lights campaign ends January 31, is $600,000 way from reaching its $5.8 million fundraising goal. The money raised helps fund programs and services desperately needed throughout the year bringing hope and stability to many local families. The Salvation Army is always here for us; please let’s be here for them. To donate online, go to or call 1-800-Sal-Army.

Doing the Most Good:

Imagine being without heat or shelter during the recent cold weather we experienced. The $600,000 that still needs to be raised is critical and supports dozens of programs meeting basic needs – like food and shelter – for the disadvantaged in our communities. The $5.8 million Tree of Lights goal is nearly 50-percent of The Salvation Army’s annual operating budget.

86 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army raises goes directly to support community service programs – far exceeding the Better Business Bureau’s guideline of 6- percent. The Salvation Army has been supporting those in need without discrimination for over 130 years in our bi-state region.

Your donation to The Salvation Army assists people of all ages and circumstances from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.
All donations remain in the communities where they originate.

The Salvation Army has reached out and changed lives all over Missouri and Southern Illinois. We rely heavily on the Tree of Lights Campaign to operate many of our programs, not only at Christmas but throughout the year. The Army has at least 100 programs operating from over a dozen community centers and other facilities in the region.