Fergus Falls Salvation Army met Christmas goal

The Fergus Falls Salvation Army met their Christmas fundraising goal over the holiday season.

Money donated to the Red Kettle campaign is used locally throughout the year by the Salvation Army. (Tribune file photo)

The Otter Tail County and Fergus Falls residents and local businesses gave generously, enabling The Salvation Army to exceed its monumental goal for the 2020 Christmas campaign, said a news release from the Fergus Falls Salvation Army.

Lt. Anthony Nordan, one of the leaders in Fergus Falls, attributes this success to a community with deep resolve and cheerful hearts. “This is unprecedented,” said Nordan. “So many people helped in so many ways. This victory goes to the community.”

In January, the Salvation Army was expecting to end the year with a shortfall but recent donations have helped the social service agency reach its target. Nordan credits the hard work our staff and volunteers put in this year, as well as some of the new giving channels, as the main reasons for the success.

“We wholeheartedly believe The Lord spoke to this community and they heard the call and answered it,” said Nordan. “We praise God for His faithfulness and thank the good folks around for making this happen.”

Online donations to the Salvation Army can be made at .

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