The Salvation Army hopes to raise $140,000 this year. And while they say the community has been extremely generous this holiday season they still need about $15,000 to cover the services they provide all year long.
“We are assisting from food boxes, a homeless feeding breakfast, we also provide with our shelter program, we do utility assistance,” says Major Jason Koenig of the Salvation Army. “That penny that quarter that dollar, it all adds up.”
All of the money dropped into red kettles in Jackson County stays in Jackson County. Some of the money raised so far has gone to cover just over $22,000 worth of food gift cards for those in need.
NBC5 News at Sunrise anchor Taelor Rian was born near Los Angeles, California but spent most of her childhood in Tucson, Arizona. She graduated with a Journalism degree from Biola University in La Mirada, California.
Before joining the NBC5 News team, she was an anchor and reporter for JUCEtv, an international faith based entertainment network. There she had the opportunity to interview some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Morgan Freeman, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Ashley Judd, Rosario Dawson and Emma Watson. Before that she was a reporter for KAUZ in Wichita Falls, TX. Taelor also interned at KABC and Fox 11 in Los Angeles.
Taelor loves cooking up new recipes, rooting for her favorite NBA teams, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Clippers, and trying out Do It Yourself crafting projects.