Omaha Public Radio News
Wed December 17, 2008
$2 million raised so far during Tree of Lights Campaign
By Katie Knapp
Omaha, NE – The Salvation Army's Tree of Lights campaign has raised just over two million dollars with one week left.
Salvation Army of Omaha Spokeswoman Susan Eustice says fund-raising so far this campaign is about three percent behind this time last year. There are seven days left in the Tree of Lights Campaign and the goal is $2.8 million.
Eustice says all the money raised during the Omaha Chapter's campaign stays in the community and supports more than 20 programs. Those include services for the homeless, children, families, and disaster response.
Last weekend's "Ringing in the O!" 36-hour marathon raised more than $48,000 for the Tree of Lights Campaign. Eustice says 900 volunteers rang bells during that marathon.