News release from the Custer County Salvation Army.
The Custer County Salvation Army is pleased to report the 2018 Red Kettle Campaign resulted in $10,056.74 being collected to benefit Custer County projects.
During 2018, the Salvation Army provided school bags and supplies to over 200 students and Christmas toys to nearly 150 children through Santa Cop.
Financial Assistance was given to children’s Christmas fund, DYO Youth Organization, Optimist Club, Diaper Depot, Meals for Seniors recovering from illness or surgery, Food Pantries in Broken Bow, Callaway, and Arnold, Swimming Lessons in Broken Bow, Ansley, Sargent, Callaway, and Arnold, Grocery Gift cards to the employees of Broken Bow Care and Rehabilitation, Book Fairs in Broken Bow, Ansley, Anselmo-Merna, Arnold, Callaway, and Sargent, College Text book assistance, Vision, Dental, and RX assistance.
In addition, emergency assistance is available for fire and weather victims. The Red Kettle Campaign and the Cliff Luther Endowment make these events possible. Special recognition is given to Shopko, Schmick’s, and Grocery Kart for providing locations for the stands, and the dedicated bell ringers.