Mayo Clinic Kettle Match brings in more than $160K for Salvation Army

(ABC 6 News) – The Salvation Army and Mayo Clinic announced Friday that during a recent donation match more than $160,000 was raised for the Salvation Army.

The donation amount collected on December 17 and 18 was $113,050.78. After Mayo Clinic’s match of $50,000 the total amount raised is $163,050.78.

"Both The Salvation Army and Mayo Clinic would like to thank the thousands of community members who made in-person and online contributions to the match."

"There is tremendous need this year for the services provided by The Salvation Army," says Mayo Clinic President and CEO Gianrico Farrugia, M.D. "We are so thankful to see this kind of generosity from the community."

“We are so grateful to Mayo Clinic for their continued support and for this exceptionally generous gift,” said Major Robert Mueller, Corps Officer of The Salvation Army, “The Salvation Army’s programs in this community are life-changing to those individuals and families utilizing our services. By matching red kettle dollars, Mayo Clinic is helping bring hope and healing to thousands of our neighbors in need.”

For more information about this match, or about the Red Kettle Campaign, please call 507-288-3663.