Salvation Army Reports Donations Are Down

STATE — As Christmas quickly approaches, the New Jersey Division of the Salvation Army is experiencing a severe drop in donations. Kettle donations are down. Cash donations are down. However, requests for assistance are significantly up. And, the cost to provide services to the needy has skyrocketed in past years.

Major Donald E. Berry, NJ State Commander of The Salvation Army asks, ” Please help. We are relying on the good faith of our friends, donors and the public to help us this year more than ever. If you can, please put more money into each kettle that you see. If you can, please make your check larger or donate twice for Christmas. We are grateful for each evidence of your generosity.”


December is a critical month for The Salvation Army. Donations are used throughout the year, not just during the holidays. But if the New Jersey Division doesn’t meet its goal, services will need to be reduced meaning reduced assistance to those in need.

To make a donation on-line, visit To make-a donation by phone, call 1-908-851-8232. To make a donation by mail, send your check to The Salvation Army, PO Box 3170, Union, NJ 07083. To make a text donation, text GIVENJ to 85944 and reply YES to confirm your $5 donation. For information, call 1-908-851-8227.

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