This weekend, $1 will get you $3 in Salvation Army donations thanks to Maumee-based The Andersons, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANDE). From the Salvation Army news release:
The weekend of December 12-14 2013, The Andersons will match money raised in Red Kettles at The Andersons' stores on Sawmill and Brice Roads, 3 to 1, up to $150,000. $5.00 in the Red Kettle becomes $15.00 etc. The Salvation Army will then use the funds to assist families in need.
"We anticipate a drastic increase in demand on our pantries in 2014 as a result of the cuts," says Major Frank Kirk, Divisional Secretary for The Salvation Army in Central Ohio. "The funds from Andersons will help us meet that need. The money will buy fresh produce and other healthy foods for seven food pantries, along with much-needed household items for the hundreds of families served by dozens of Housing Programs we offer."
"We have been blessed this year and want to share our bounty with our neighbors in the Columbus community," says CEO Mike Anderson. "This gift is part of our $1.7 million contribution to charitable organizations in the Toledo and Columbus areas and more than half of our contributions are being provided to organizations that provide for basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter."
Local celebrities and celebrities are scheduled through the event dates including the OSU Ensemble Band and community choir and bell groups.
PHOTO: A passerby at TheAnderson'sstore slips dollar bills into the kettle as Curt Overstake plays Christmas Carols in the store's entranceway on 12/9/10. (Chris Russell/Dispatch Photo)