Salvation Army's 'Tree of Lights' goes bright for holiday fundraiser

Salvation Army’s ‘Tree of Lights’ goes bright for holiday fundraiser

With inflation impacting families’ needs from food to utility assistance, the Salvation Army is looking to keep the lights on and bellies full for families across the metro.The Tree of Lights lighting Friday night is set to kick off this holiday season of giving.You can watch the lighting livestream on KETV’s Facebook page starting at 5:45 pmFriday night’s lights can be seen at American National Bank on the corner of 90th Street and Dodge Road.This year, the Salvation Army is hoping to raise a record-breaking $4 million to spread across the Omaha metro area. In September, the organization saw a 72% increase in the number of people seeking utility-bill assistance compared to September 2021. KETV is partnering with the Salvation Army for Giving Wednesday on Nov. 16 — all donations will go directly toward metro-area Salvation Army human services programs. These programs include everything from food, housing, behavioral health and youth programs, to seasonal-assistance programs and more.

With inflation impacting families’ needs from food to utility assistance, the Salvation Army is looking to keep the lights on and bellies full for families across the metro.

The Tree of Lights lighting Friday night is set to kick off this holiday season of giving.

You can watch the lighting livestream on KETV’s Facebook page starting at 5:45 pm

Friday night’s lights can be seen at American National Bank on the corner of 90th Street and Dodge Road.

This year, the Salvation Army is hoping to raise a record-breaking $4 million to spread across the Omaha metro area.

In September, the organization saw a 72% increase in the number of people seeking utility-bill assistance compared to September 2021.

KETV is partnering with the Salvation Army for Giving Wednesday on Nov. 16 — all donations will go directly toward metro-area Salvation Army human services programs.

These programs include everything from food, housing, behavioral health and youth programs, to seasonal-assistance programs and more.

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