(St. Robert)–The Pulaski County Salvation Army Unit held its End-of-the-Tree-of-Lights Campaign Luncheon Thursday at noon at the Hampton Inn in St. Robert.
This year’s fund-raising goal was 90-thousand dollars and Salvation Army committee members at the luncheon found out that $99,612.45 had been collected during the 2019 campaign.
Honorary Campaign Chairman Sean Wilson thanked people in Pulaski County for making the campaign so successful.
More than 99 percent of the bellringing slots were covered in the Waynesville-St. Robert area. The campaign was assisted by 830 volunteers with 1766 bellringing hours covered.
The Salvation Army distributed 569 food baskets that served 1827 individuals during the holiday season. Holiday gifts were given to 498 senior citizens before Christmas as well. The Salvation Army supports the Waynesville School District’s Snack-in-a-Pack program, the Genesis House that serves victims of domestic violence, Good Samaritan Resource Center of the Ozarks, as well as providing vouchers throughout the year for individuals who need help paying rent, utility bills, and other short term needs.