JACKSON, Miss., Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The non-profit arm of C Spire is stepping up to help The Salvation Army raise the funds it needs to help finance year-round programs and services for the poor and needy with a special $5,000 matching gift for the charity's iconic Red Kettle holiday giving campaign.
The C Spire Foundation hopes the gift will help boost the charity's Red Kettle holiday giving program in Central Mississippi, which needs a strong finish in the next few days to achieve its $500,000 fundraising goal this year.
The Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign is a hallmark of the holidays and the largest annual fundraiser with proceeds used to support a variety of year-round programs and services for the poor and needy, including food, clothing, temporary shelter, utility assistance, disaster relief and life-skill and character building programs.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is an evangelical arm of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from the non-profit charity through several social service programs, including food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for disabled persons, outreach to elderly and ill persons, shelter for homeless persons and opportunities for disadvantaged children. 82 cents of every dollar the Salvation Army spends is used to support services in over 5,000 communities nationwide, including the Jackson metropolitan area. For more information about the Salvation Army of Jackson Corps, visit www.salvationarmyjackson.org.
About C Spire Foundation
C Spire, a diversified telecommunications and technology services company, is passionately committed to supporting education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives, partnerships and employee volunteerism, C Spire and the private, non-profit C Spire Foundation support projects, programs and partnerships that create opportunities, make connections and address community needs where our customers and employees live and work. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.cspire.com/foundation.
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