LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Salvation Army is coming together to pray for a Christmas Miracle this Thursday, for anyone who needs it.
The organization says that for many, the season can be a difficult time of year, marked by loneliness, longing for departed loved ones, sickness, or financial struggles. This year has also been tough on the Salvation Army as well, with donations lagging behind last year by more than $90,000 dollars. Focusing on their mission of service, however, the Salvation Army hatched a plan for their first ever “Miracle on Main St.” event.
This Thursday, The Salvation Army will invite community members to bring prayer requests to drop in the kettle at their 736 W. Main St. campus. Their parking lot will transform into a drive through kettle stand where staff and corps members will ring the bell from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
“The donations we receive at Christmastime are a vital part of what makes our programs possible throughout the year.” stated Major Thomas Hinzman, Area Coordinator at The Salvation Army in Lexington. “We have faith that God and the generous people of Central Kentucky will help us meet our goal. Instead of worrying, we’re choosing to focus on others.”
Those who can’t make it out to Main Street are welcome to drop prayer requests into any kettle at locations including the Fayette Mall, Walmart, Kroger, Hobby Lobby, and Big Lots. Prayer requests will also be welcomed on The Salvation Army’s Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/salvationarmylexington. Monetary gifts can be given at kettles, online at www.onlineredkettle.org/centralky, by texting “joy” to 91999, or by sending a check to The Salvation Army at 736 W. Main St. in Lexington, KY 40508. All donations made to Central Kentucky’s online kettle will be matched, up to $80,000.