BOSTON (CBS) – The Salvation Army saw a surprising spike in donations over the holidays despite the pandemic.
It raised more than $557 million in 2020, an increase of 27-percent from the year before.READ MORE: Gov. Charlie Baker To Make Announcement About COVID Testing And Schools
The non-profit feared it would face a potential $60 million deficit because people had less disposable income and there were fewer red kettles out at stores.READ MORE: Moderna Plans To Have Combination COVID Booster, Flu Vaccine Ready By Fall 2023
The Salvation Army said donors increased giving through online and mail-in contributions.
The money will help provide food, shelter, and social services to more than 30 million Americans this year.MORE NEWS: Registration For Pan-Mass Challenge Opens Tuesday
If you’d like to donate, visit salvationarmyusa.org