Two records for holiday giving were set by contributors to the Bryan/College Station Salvation Army.
“We served more children than ever with the Angel Tree program, and raised more funds than ever through our Red Kettle program,” said Commanding Officer Tim Israel.
The record 201 thousand dollars in red kettle collections happened on December 23rd.
As he mentioned, more than 25 hundred Brazos County children received gifts through the Angel Tree program.
“Our community is much more out and about this year, so as the leaders, to see it turn into support for the Salvation Army initiatives has been amazing,” said Israel.
He also said there was an increase in the number of volunteer hours ringing bells at more than 20 B/CS red kettle locations.