Posted: December 3, 2007
The Salvation Army kicked-off its annual kettle campaign at the convention center on Tuesday, November 26, with its first ever "Dash for Cash." Eleven teams of two had seven minutes to hit up the crowd of 300 attendees for donations. The teams ran around the luncheon tables with red buckets and bells to the tune of holiday music. The idea for the dash was originally suggested by Salvation Army advisory board member, as well as IUCU board member, Don Weaver. Volunteers from IU Credit Union counted the amounts from each team and reported a total of $20,000 in donations. This money and thousands more the Salvation Army will raise this season will go to help local families in need of food, clothing, day care, home visits, and Christmas gifts.