Christmas may be over, but the Salvation Army is celebrating a generous holiday season thanks to the donations of many folks across St. Joseph County.
This past winter the Salvation Army exceeded its fundraising goals by more than $8,000.
Through mailed in donations and money dropped into the Salvation Army’s signature red kettles, the organization raised more than $334,000 during its Christmas campaign.
Officials attribute their success to the campaign’s honorary chairman, South Bend Silverhawks owner, Andrew Berlin, and an interactive scavenger hunt game called “Finding Christmas.”
All of the donations will remain in St. Joseph County and will help the Salvation Army provide assistance to local families throughout the year.