The Salvation Army raises money for a good cause through Eight Hours of Caring Telethon

Published: Sep. 24, 2020 at 8:53 PM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) -KNOE partnered with The Salvation Army for the Eight Hours of Caring Telethon on Thursday, September 24. All of this money will help make it possible for The Salvation Army to continue serving underprivileged communities throughout Northeast Louisiana.

They raised $34,200. This exceeded their goal of $30,000.

“2020 is just a ball of wonder. But The Salvation Army is here to help those who need some help. So if you can help us help others, it’ll all work out just fine," said Captain Jerry Casey.

The Salvation Army fed thousands of people during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has also provided utility and rental assistance for over 500 families.

“Every day we’re going out, and we’re doing 100 to 150 meals every single day here in the community. So we’re very proud of that. We’re very proud of those figures, and we’re very proud of what we do. But like I said, we can’t do anything without the community’s support," said Casey.

Organizations like the Vantage Health Plan and Origin Bank have played a role in supporting this cause. Vantage Health Plan donated $2,500. Origin Bank donated $15,000.

With the holidays around the corner, these donations will help The Salvation Army make sure no one gets left out this giving season.

“I find myself blessed and fortunate to be in this particular community. And I just wanna thank em. Thank em from the bottom of my heart. For all of their assistance and all their help," said Casey.

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