The last weekend of the season to raise $22,000 for Salvation Army

In an effort to raise the additional $22,000 needed to reach their goal, the Salvation Army has announced The Mayor’s Challenge this Saturday, Dec. 22, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Community Market in Port Clinton, where Port Clinton Mayor Vince Leone will be ringing.

At last year’s Mayor Challenge, Toledo’s Mayor Bell raised $155 while former Port Clinton Mayor Debbie Hymore-Tester raised $1,025.

The Feeling Alright with Chuck & Buck Show on WPCR will be live and bell ringing at Bassett’s Market, also on Saturday.

All proceeds from the Red Kettle campaign are used directly to serve the needs of Ottawa County with rent/mortgage assistance, utility payments, security deposits, as well as food, prescription medicine, clothing and emergency shelter. 

The Salvation Army also provides 20 local children the opportunity to attend a cost-free, week-long summer camp at Camp NEOSA, school supplies through the Tools for School program and Christmas gifts through the Toy program, which is partnered with Toys for Tots and The Ottawa County Holiday Bureau.

Those who ring the bell and make a commitment to ring the bell for a day or even just a few hours make it possible for The Salvation Army to continue serving local residents in need throughout the year.

If you have any questions, to volunteer or to make a contribution, contact Salvation Army Director Maureen Saponari at 419- 732- 2769.

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