Ways to Stay Safe AND Give the Gift of Christmas Amid the COVID-19 surge and Northern Colorado wild fire recovery, The Angel Tree program of Fort Collins and The Salvation Army’s Virtual Red Kettle offer seasonal giving opportunities from the safety of home
While The Salvation Army continues to see a surge in the need for their traditional social services, including food and shelter, they now face the unmet challenge of providing clothing and toys at Christmas during these unprecedented times. The Salvation Army is offering donors ways to remain safe while contributing locally.
The Angel Tree program of Fort Collins
The Northern Colorado community has been generous in support of The Angel Tree, which has provided gifts for more than 350 children in the past. But this year, more than 500 children are already registered for the program. Unfortunately, not all have “angels” yet. The Salvation Army is offering two safe ways to contribute to The Angel Tree:
• Click here to donate to the Fort Collins Angel Tree Registry.
• Phone The Salvation Army in Fort Collins at 970-207-4472; choose extension 202 to reach Martha Apuan.
Fort Collins Virtual Red Kettle
The Salvation Army Red Kettle goal is $150,000 for Northern Colorado. Reaching it will be tough due to fire, unpredictable work and school schedules, and COVID precautions. The Red Kettle campaign directly benefits local people needing food, rent assistance, clothing, emergency housing, hygiene products, and more.
• Click here to contribute safely online to the Fort Collins Red Kettle Fund.
Fort Collins Bell Ringers
The Salvation Army Red Kettle is a Christmas tradition known around the world. Fort Collins needs volunteers to staff Red Kettle donation sites to help raise $150,000 for Northern Colorado.
• Click here to Volunteer as a Fort Collins Bell Ringer.
“As we endure in these tough times, our purpose remains steadfast,“ says Captain Gene Apuan, Corps Officer and administrator of The Salvation Army in Fort Collins. “We are here to help our neighbors. If you need help or would like to help, please contact us. We’re here for our Larimer County community.”
The Salvation Army will accept donations from 9am-4pm Monday – Friday at their location – 3901 South Mason Street, Fort Collins. To get learn how you can help, the public can call 855-768-7977.