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The Salvation Army Tree of Lights Red Kettle Campaign Co-Chairs Announced


The Salvation Army is pleased to announce that Leo Henning, Vice President and General Manager at Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., and Brian McDonough, Vice-President and General Manager of Gray Media Group, Inc., have agreed to serve as co-chairs of its 2019 Tree of Lights Campaign!  This campaign supports The Salvation Army’s programs and services throughout the year, including Christmas assistance. 

“We are very excited to have two outstanding community leaders helping us with this year’s campaign,” says Springfield Corps Officer Major Robert Buttrey.  “This is a great example of collaboration and service for the betterment of our community.” 

Both KOLR 10 and KY3 have a long history of service to The Salvation Army.  “If you want to see the spirit of Christmas in action on any given day,” says Henning, “look no further than The Salvation Army.  They help thousands of people in Greene and Christian Counties who are in crisis with food, shelter, and other emergency needs.  Over 500 families and senior citizens received Christmas assistance last year.  I am honored to help any way I can.”

“Poverty and homelessness continue to be red flag issues in our community,” says McDonough. “The Salvation Army’s two shelters are at capacity year-round, and they serve over 100 meals daily through multiple feeding programs.  I am proud to support The Salvation Army’s work in these important areas, and look forward to helping them meet their campaign goal.” 


About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 138 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. For more information, visit The Salvation Army is a proud partner agency of United Way of the Ozarks.

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