Salvation Army to hold mini-bucket blitz Dec. 1-2 in Pittsfield, Mount Sterling


Quincy — The Salvation Army Quincy Area Command will bring its popular Bucket Blitz to Pittsfield and Mount Sterling for two days in December.

The first stop for The Salvation Army bell ringers will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1 in Pittsfield at the four-way stop at Memorial and Jefferson. The bell ringers will be in Mount Sterling at the four-way stop at Main (U.S. 24) and Capital from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 2.

All proceeds from The Salvation Army Tree of Lights Christmas Campaign, with a goal of $435,000, provide a variety of programs and services to assist families in need in the counties of Adams, Brown, and Pike in Illinois.

Following are a few examples of ways The Salvation Army has given a hand up:

  • 88 people received 3,726 nights of lodging at the emergency shelter.
  • 24,138 meals were provided to shelter residents.
  • 662 food boxes were given to the community.
  • 28 households received utility assistance.
  • 103 renters received rent assistance.
  • 6,135 individuals were served by the daily bread line.

Also, during the 2021 Christmas Season:

  • 800 families received Christmas food baskets.
  • 7,098 toys were given to children in partnership with Toys for Tots.
  • 973 individuals were provided dinner on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Volunteers must be over 18 years or older to assist with the Mini Bucket Blitz. To volunteer, contact
Matt Schmidt at 217-231-5694.

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