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Salvation Army Begins 'Say Yes!' Campaign and Announces 'Donut Dash 5k'

The Salvation Army is seeking generous donations during its Summer Giving Campaign, titled Say Yes!.
 
Proceeds from the campaign will help fund the organization's summer efforts such as sending kids in need to Camp Swoneky - The Salvation Army's summer camp for disadvantaged children located in Oregonia, Ohio. Donations will also be used to fund local day-camps, meals, and recreational activities for any kids in need while school is out. Those wishing to donate can find the iconic Salvation Army Red Kettles in select Kroger stores Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays throughout July. Patrons can also always donate online.
 
Additionally, prominent Covington businessman, philanthropist, and long-time northern Kentucky educational program supporter Oakley Farris is offering a generous 1:3 match to all contributions received by the organization during this summer fundraising campaign. Farris's matching donation will allow The Salvation Army to provide better summer experiences to more northern Kentucky children in need through its various summer programs. 
 
Those wishing to maximize their contributions by using this matching program are simply asked to note 'Farris' in the "honor of" designation at salvationarmycincinnati.org, note 'Farris Match' in the memo section of checks sent to 114 E Central Parkway, Cincinnati OH, 45202, or mention the 'Farris Match' when calling 513-762-5600 to make a secure gift over the phone with a credit card. 
The Salvation Army is also presenting its first Donut Dash 5k Run & Walk this Saturday, June 30, from 9am to 12pm at Pioneer Park In Covington to benefit the Covington and Newport Corps of the Salvation Army, Camp Swoneky, and the local summer day-camps for kids in need. Donuts from the Greater Cincinnati Retail Bakers Association, family friendly activities, music, and an awards ceremony will take place after the 5k.
 
Pioneer Park is located at 3951 Madison Pike in Covington. Participation costs $30 for entrants 12 and over, $15 for 11 and under, and includes chip-timing, wrist band, awards, and refreshments. Those wishing to sign up should visit runsignup.com/Race/KY/Covington/NKYDonutDash5KRunandWalk
 
-Staff report