Kansas City, MO - Did you drop some money into a Salvation Army Red Kettle over the holiday season? Maybe mail in a check or donate online? If so, you helped raise more than $10.5 million for the needy in our community!

The Salvation Army’s 2013 Christmas Campaign raised $10,533,506 in the Kansas City metropolitan area, exceeding its goal of $10.5 million. The campaign began November 1, 2013 and concluded January 31, 2014. Corporate and personal donations, online gifts, in-kind donations and red kettle income are among the categories that contributed to make up the total.

“We are so grateful to everyone who gave to our Red Kettles at Christmas, wrote a check or volunteered their time,” said Major Charles Smith, divisional commander of The Salvation Army in Kansas City. “As always, the people of Kansas City continue to demonstrate their amazing generosity and compassion for their neighbors in need.”

The money raised during The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Campaign supports programs and services all year long, including homeless shelters, feeding programs, drug and alcohol rehab facilities, disaster services, seasonal programs, early education centers and youth and senior programs.

For more information about The Salvation Army or to make a gift, please visit www.salarmymokan.org.