Hal and Kathy Oakley named chairs of Salvation Army campaign; $435,000 goal announced

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From left, Hal Oakley, Kathy Oakley, Capt. Linnea Forney and Capt. Rich Forney. | Photo courtesy of Megan Hall

QUINCY — The Salvation Army of Quincy began the Christmas season with its annual Tree of Lights Christmas Kick-Off luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 9. Campaign chairs Hal and Kathy Oakley were introduced, and the campaign goal of $435,000 was announced.

“We have seen how The Salvation Army impacts our community in so many positive ways,” Kathy Oakley said in a press release.

“We are happy to be a part of one of the great traditions of Quincy in helping with The Salvation Army Christmas Campaign,” Hal Oakley said.

The Salvation Army provides a variety of programs and services to assist families in Adams, Pike and Brown counties in Illinois. The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter & Family Services provided the following assistance during this year: 

  • 3,109 individuals received assistance from The Salvation Army.
  • 716 individuals received 6,935 nights of lodging at the Emergency Shelter.
  • 26,979 meals were provided to shelter residents.
  • 1,489 food boxes were given to the community.
  • 31 households received utility assistance.
  • 129 renters received rent assistance.
  • 5,664 meals and 563 hygiene kits were distributed through the neighborhood Canteen Ministry.

During the 2022 Christmas Season:

  • 785 families received Christmas food baskets.
  • 5,905 toys were given to children through the Angel Tree Program.
  • 435 individuals were provided dinner on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Volunteers assist with many Christmas programs and activities, especially bell ringing. Contact Tina Lewis for more information about volunteer opportunities at 217-231-5626 or register to ring bells at RegisterToRing.com.

To adopt an angel from the Angel Tree Program, visit https://bit.ly/QuincyAngelTree. Angels can be adopted at the Kroc Center, NutritionHQ, Vallee Health Repair and The Wearhouse.

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