Mayo Clinic’s kettle match raises $144,194.62 for The Salvation Army

(ABC 6 News) – The Salvation Army and Mayo Clinic announced that Mayo Clinic’s Red Kettle Match raised a total of $94,194.62 in kettle donations on Dec. 16 & 17.

With Mayo Clinic’s match of $50,000, the total amount raised is $144,194.62.

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 Halena Gazelka, MD, Mayo Clinic Director of the Dept. of Communications. “We are so thankful to see this kind of generosity from the community.”

Mayo Clinic’s matching gifts began in 2017. Much of the funding received from Mayo Clinic is allocated to The Salvation Army’s Good Samaritan Health Clinic, which provides emergency medical, dental, and pharmaceutical services to the uninsured and under-insured. The Good Samaritan Health Clinic serves about 3,000 people every year, which helps reduce the number of emergency room visits at Mayo Clinic.

“We are so grateful to Mayo Clinic for their continued support and for this exceptionally generous gift,” said Major Cornell Voeller, Corps Officer at 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.”