Donations Down, Volunteers Up For Salvation Army

Despite a decrease in donations, Craig Fanning with the Salvation Army called 2013 a “good year” in Kenai. Fanning said the shorter holiday season and a shortage of workers led to less giving…

 

Fanning: “I had very little kettle workers. I had nine spots and in the end I only had four kettle workers paid, and so a lot of people came forward and volunteered in spots, so my volunteer kettles were up considerably over previous years.”

 

But with more volunteers and fewer wages to pay, Fanning said the bottom line looks pretty good…

 

Fanning: “The community just really stepped up this year and did a wonderful job helping. We did end up with above $30,000. I don’t have the totals yet. And that was a good year. It was a good year.”

 

Fanning said when he went to the Job Center to look for workers, there were already pages of open positions, which may explain the lack of applications he received.

 

Anyone in need of assistance is encourage to call the Family Service office in Kenai on  283-4035.

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