Salvation Army workers collect more than $14,000

The 2014 Salvation Army bell-ringing campaign in Fayette County raised more than $14,000.
This was the result of more than 270 hours of volunteers ringing the bells and shoppers donating money at the red kettles placed at Walmart, Rural King and County Market.
The money raised is used excusively in Fayette County to help families who face a financial crisis due to illness, disability, fire, medical emergency or other unforeseen event.
This interdenominational ministry will help more than 450 individuals and families throughout the year.
Volunteers work closely with Caring and Sharing, the CEFS food pantry and other relief agencies.
Families facing a financial crisis may seek help from the Salvation Army on Wednesday mornings at First United Methodist Church, located at 127 N. Fourth St. in Vandalia.
Donations from indidivuals and the contributions of volunteers are recognized by the Salvation Army Fayette County Unit Board of Directors: the Rev. Terry Westerfield, the Rev. John Glennon, the Rev. Trista Altman, the Rev. Joe Lawson, the Rev. Trista Altman, the Rev. Pete LeDuc, the Rev. John McDonald, the Rev. Bob Francisco, the Rev. Louis Frick, the Rev. Jim Fackler, Donna Johnson, Tammy Thompson, Jeff Endres, Kim Warner, Rodes Hood, Wietse Schaafsma, Jeannie Schlicht, Carolyn Daniels and Glen Daniels.

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