Salvation Army trying to fill $250k funding shortfall - Peoria-area News, Weather, Sports

Salvation Army seeks to fill fundraising gap with special campaign

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PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

The Salvation Army is starting a special fundraising campaign after coming up $250,000 short at the end of this year.

“We are so grateful to all the many caring people and companies who helped out this past year,” said Major Jesse Collins, Tri-County Coordinator for The Salvation Army. “We have been diligently looking at cutbacks, but due to less available state and federal funding, and decreases in local funding, we are facing an end of year deficit of nearly $250,000."

The Salvation Army is sending out special mailers to area businesses and private donors to help maintain the current level of services in the Peoria area, including homeless services. 

Donations can be mailed to the Salvation Army, 401 NE Adams, or online at

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