Church donates $7500 to Salvation Army to kick off Christmas giv - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Church donates $7500 to Salvation Army to kick off Christmas giving season

(Source: Lt. Matt DeGonia) (Source: Lt. Matt DeGonia)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

The First Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau has donated $7500 to the Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau as part of the organization’s annual Christmas campaign. The Salvation Army helps thousands of people in Cape Girardeau County and the surrounding area year to year. 

“Our Christmas goal for this year is $300,000,” said Lt. Matt DeGonia. “Receiving a donation of $7,500 at the beginning of the campaign is a great way to start the season. It will go a long way to helping further The Salvation Army’s mission to meet human needs in Jesus name. For me personally, it is encouraging to know that area churches such as First Presbyterian understand and support the mission of The Salvation Army and are willing to stand with us to show Jesus’ love to those in our community.”

The Salvation Army’s kettle campaign runs until Dec. 23 and consists of bell-ringers outside of retail locations in Cape Girardeau, Jackson, and Perryville including West Park Mall, JCPenney, Hobby Lobby, Schnucks, Country Mart, Buchheit and Save-A-Lot before Thanksgiving and Walmart, Sam’s Club, Sears, Macy’s and Walgreens after Thanksgiving.

“We appreciate all of the local businesses that allow us to ring in front of their stores during our Christmas campaign,” says Lt. DeGonia. “Without them we couldn’t do what we do in the community.”

Donations can also be made online at tsacapegirardeau.org.

 For more information on the Christmas campaign, please visit tsacapegirardeau.org or call (573) 335-7000.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Former Bardwell police chief sworn in as Murray, KY officer

    Former Bardwell police chief sworn in as Murray, KY officer

    Friday, June 22 2018 4:50 PM EDT2018-06-22 20:50:07 GMT
    Chief Jeff Liles, Officer Brandon Marbry, and Mayor Jack Rose (Source: Murray Police Department)Chief Jeff Liles, Officer Brandon Marbry, and Mayor Jack Rose (Source: Murray Police Department)
    Chief Jeff Liles, Officer Brandon Marbry, and Mayor Jack Rose (Source: Murray Police Department)Chief Jeff Liles, Officer Brandon Marbry, and Mayor Jack Rose (Source: Murray Police Department)

    Officer Brandon Marbry has been sworn in as an officer with the City of Murray, Kentucky. According to the department, Marbry is the former police chief of Bardwell, Ky. 

    Officer Brandon Marbry has been sworn in as an officer with the City of Murray, Kentucky. According to the department, Marbry is the former police chief of Bardwell, Ky. 

  • Ag. Business Bachelor's degree added at UT Martin

    Ag. Business Bachelor's degree added at UT Martin

    Friday, June 22 2018 4:34 PM EDT2018-06-22 20:34:23 GMT
    This program is the 18th bachelor’s degree program offered at UT Martin. (Source: UT Martin)This program is the 18th bachelor’s degree program offered at UT Martin. (Source: UT Martin)
    This program is the 18th bachelor’s degree program offered at UT Martin. (Source: UT Martin)This program is the 18th bachelor’s degree program offered at UT Martin. (Source: UT Martin)

    A new bachelor’s degree in agricultural business has been approved for the University of Tennessee at Martin by the UT Board of Trustees. 

    A new bachelor’s degree in agricultural business has been approved for the University of Tennessee at Martin by the UT Board of Trustees. 

  • Ferry operators, officials to meet on future of Cave-In-Rock Ferry

    Ferry operators, officials to meet on future of Cave-In-Rock Ferry

    Friday, June 22 2018 4:03 PM EDT2018-06-22 20:03:02 GMT
    Ferry operators and officials will meet on Monday to discuss the future of the Cave-In-Rock Ferry. (Source: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)Ferry operators and officials will meet on Monday to discuss the future of the Cave-In-Rock Ferry. (Source: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)

    Ferry operators will meet with state and local officials on Monday, June 25 to discuss the future of the Cave-In-Rock Ferry.

    Ferry operators will meet with state and local officials on Monday, June 25 to discuss the future of the Cave-In-Rock Ferry.

Powered by Frankly