Salvation Army raises $39K from Red Kettle Campaign Match Day

$15,000 match from Mayo Clinic Health System
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A $15,000 donation is helping Salvation Army residents receive mental health services.

A check was presented by Mayo Clinic Health System to the Salvation Army on Friday as a part of the Red Kettle Campaign’s Match Day.

For years the Salvation Army of La Crosse has contracted medical professionals to work with the shelter’s residents. But outsourcing providers and building new programs can get expensive.

Salvation Army of La Crosse County’s Corps Officer, Maj. Jeff Richardson says $15,000 dollars allows them to continue providing a growing need for their organization.

“We have seen the need for probably 10 years for mental health services, and in the last 2-3 years we’ve started to see a growth,” said Maj. Richardson. “So this seeding money that Mayo Health System has provided for us helps us grow that. We’re very thankful that they’ve stepped up and helped us with that.”

Mayo’s $15,000 donation is on top of $24,000 raised by the community on the Red Kettle Campaign’s Match Day, making the total raised on match day $39,000.