Salvation Army kicks off ‘Hope Marches on Campaign’ at Uptown Rapid

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Salvation Army has started its “Hope Marches On” campaign at Uptown Rapid.

Salvation Army starts ringing their bells for the seasonThis is the 114th year of the initiative, with the goal of providing dinners and gifts to families around the Black Hills.

More than 1,600 families and senior citizens from Rapid City, Spearfish, Sturgis, Belle Fourche and Pine Ridge will be provided with holiday dinners, and an estimated 3,400 kids will receive toys this holiday season as a result of the Salvation Army’s efforts.

Major Jerry O’Neil discussed how community support helps the Salvation Army give back.

“We have a lot of folks who are extremely blessed, we have a lot of folks who struggle on a daily basis, and this is a great opportunity to let folks know that there are people out there whop have pretty significant struggles,” he explains. “And it’s an opportunity for those of us who are blessed to reach out and help out fellow neighbors.”

Last year, the campaign goal was exceeded, and leaders hope that this year’s $438,000 goal will see the same result.

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