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Salvation Army announces Josh and Tieraney Craig as Chairs of Christmas Tree of Lights campaign – Muddy River News

Tree of Lights campaign chairs Tieraney and Josh Craig | Photo courtesy of the Salvation Army

QUINCY – The Quincy Salvation Army kicked off the Christmas season with its annual tree of lights
Christmas launch lunch on Thursday 10 November.

Campaign chairs Josh and Tieraney Craig, along with their two children, Falynn and Brecken, were presented with the $435,000 campaign goal announcement. “Love Beyond Christmas” is the theme of this year’s campaign.

In a press release, Tieraney Craig said: “We believe in doing as much good as possible. By giving back, we are the hands and feet of Jesus.

“We are honored to be part of an organization that does so much for the people of Quincy,” added Josh Craig. “We want our children to recognize the impact each of them can make by participating in the campaign.”

The Salvation Amy offers a variety of programs and services to help families in Adams, Pike and Brown counties in Illinois.

Salvation Army Emergency Shelter and Family Services provided the following assistance this year:

  • 488 people received 3,726 nights of accommodation in the emergency shelter.
  • 24,138 meals were provided to shelter residents.
  • 662 food boxes were donated to the community.
  • 28 households received assistance with utilities.
  • 103 tenants received rental assistance.
  • 6,135 people were served by the daily bread line.
  • 4,436 meals and 876 hygiene kits were distributed through the district canteen ministry.

Also, during the 2021 Christmas season:

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

Volunteers are essential to the Christmas season and participate in many Christmas programs and activities, especially the ringing of bells. Contact Tina Lewis for more information on volunteer opportunities at 217-231-5626 or sign up to ring the bells at RegisterToRing.com.

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