Omaha Public Radio News
3:20 am
Fri December 26, 2008

Salvation Army hopes to reach Tree of Lights goal

Omaha, NE – The Salvation Army's Tree of Lights Campaign is short of its goal.

As of Wednesday, the last day of the campaign, the Salvation Army was at 88 percent of its $2.8 million goal. Salvation Army of Omaha Spokeswoman Susan Eustice says the organization hopes support from year-end donors will boost the Tree of Lights Campaign to that goal.

Eustice says money raised during the Tree of Lights campaign supports programs for families, children, and the homeless, including the annual Winter Night Watch. She says donors have less money to give at a time when more people need the Salvation Army's services. Eustice says the programs are vital and the Salvation Army may have to ask for support outside of the Tree of Lights campaign.