Lexington Zumba Fundraiser For Salvation Army

Contributor: Ellen Bryan
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 3/12 11:29 pm

The Salvation Army has been operating above capacity this winter and the price of this harsh season is catching up with them.

To help cover the costs, one of the Salvation Army volunteers, Karen Mielcarek, led a Zumba workout to raise money for the non-profit organization.

Hundreds of people attended and they raised $2,600.

I had no idea about this turnout. I walked in and I saw people standing in line outside and I just wanted to cry,” Mielcarek said.

The Salvation Army said they have seen a 60 percent increase in the number of people who has stayed at the shelter this year.

“This is my tenth winter here and I have never seen it so cold or have I seen it so full at this time of year,” said Major Debra Ashcraft.

Ashcraft said their shelter takes in women and children.

“I think tonight is certainly going to help a lot. This event we know won't meet all of our financial needs,” Ashcraft said about the winter’s financial burden.

Most Popular
UK Criticized For Not Notifying High School Students Of Controversial Guest Speaker
Teachers, students and parents from duPont Manual High School said they were outraged that the University of Kentucky didn't tell them that the guest speaker at their awards ceremony was a controversial write-in U.S. Senate candidate with an anti-Semitic platform. Video Video
School bookkeeper charged with embezzling funds
A former bookkeeper at Saint Gabriel the Archangel Church and School in Louisville has been charged with embezzling $83,191 in funds from the parish by means of wire fraud.
iPhone Campers Evacuated, Mall Searched For Reported Armed Suspect
Lexington Police made campers for the newest iPhone leave their spots in line outside Fayette Mall Thursday night after reports of a man with a gun in the area. Video Video
Louisville woman loses state fair blue ribbon
The Louisville woman whose prize-winning recipe for buttermilk pie featured a store-bought crust has lost her blue ribbon.
Former Kentucky Republican Leader Dies
Former Kentucky gubernatorial press secretary and congressional aide Larry Van Hoose has died in Florida. He was 76.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.