In our 15th year of fundraising for The Salvation Army, we are thrilled to present them with a donation of $50,450 in support of the essential services that they provide for our community.
Their efforts include recreational, spiritual, educational, and social programs to assist those in need. Salvation Army programs are open to people of all ages and are focused on building character, confidence, and capacity for excellence within under-served communities. From emergency disaster relief, to veterans affairs, to housing and homeless services, The Salvation Army provides a wide range of critical services.
$5 from each sale of a specific Universal Security carbon monoxide & natural gas alarm will be donated back to The Salvation Army in the communities where they were purchased.
We presented this donation to Salvation Army representatives in Buffalo NY, with additional presentations in Syracuse, NY and Erie, PA. We believe that it's important to give where you live, so all of the money collected during this campaign will stay with local Salvation Army affiliates.
At The Salvation Army, $0.82 of each dollar donated directly funds life-changing programs that they provide
Valu Home Centers proudly covers the administrative costs associated with this campaign so that 100% of the funds collected are donated directly. This year's donation of $50,450 brings Valu's total contribution to The Salvation Army since 2001 up to more than $700,000.
We are very grateful to have such wonderful customers across Western and Central New York, and Northwestern Pennsylvania, who make this campaign a great success every year!
We thank you for your generosity. We would also like to express our sincere gratitude to our partners at WIVB News 4, WNLO CW 23, WETM News 18, CW 15, WSEE News 12 , and CNY Central for their support of this fundraising campaign.
How else can you get involved with The Salvation Army?
In order to carry out their work, The Salvation Army depends on the support of our community. There are a variety of ways you can partner with The Salvation Army to change lives, including:
- Volunteer (More information on volunteer opportunities here)
- Donate gently-used housewares and clothing
- Give a monetary gift
- Sponsor a family during the Christmas season
- Become a Bell Ringer or sponsor a Red Kettle
Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range 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. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services, so a large database of volunteers is critical to the success of their programs.