Salvation Army of Parkersburg surpasses goal set for 2017

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - With 2018 in full swing, the Salvation Army of Parkersburg is pleased with the support it received over the holiday season. It set a goal of raising $175,000. Major Matt Riley says the last he heard, they hit $175,094.

About 600 children received gifts from their angel tree program as well.
"Christmas, everything was wonderful, it really was. The bell ringers we lost quite a few at the end but the community, I've said this over and over, the community in Parkersburg and the surrounding areas is really tremendous for their support of the Salvation Army and what we're doing. We had a tremendous push at the end from our community."

Looking ahead, the Salvation Army plans to renovate its shelter starting next week.

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