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KNOTT FOUNDATION GIVES $30,000 GRANT TO SALVATION ARMY CARROLL COUNTY FAMILY SERVICE CENTER

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Released 17 November 2009

KNOTT FOUNDATION GIVES $30,000 GRANT TO SALVATION ARMY
CARROLL COUNTY FAMILY SERVICE CENTER

The Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation awarded The Salvation Army $30,000 on October 13, 2009, for the Carroll County Family Service Center, to be used for direct assistance and salaries. They were one of five companies recognized for their generosity this year at the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Kickoff on Nov. 17.

The Salvation Army, Baltimore Area Command was founded in 1880, and has been operating in Carroll County since 1993. The Carroll County Family Service Center at 300 Hahn Road in Westminster provides crisis intervention services for Carroll County residents with eviction notices, utility and turn-offs, and provides food, clothing and medications. Other services include seasonal assistance for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Summer Camp for youth, and Life Skills classes.

The Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation is a Catholic family foundation, committed to honoring its founders' legacy of generosity to strengthen the community. Working as a family, the foundation is guided by the following shared beliefs and values:

Understanding and responding to the needs of our community through informed grant-making, Respecting the values of the Roman Catholic faith, Engaging in the ongoing education of trustees and staff in the field of philanthropy and the nonprofit community, Ensuring good stewardship of the resources entrusted to our use, and Encouraging open communication, compassion, respect and trust among community, staff and family.

This grant demonstrates that the Knott Foundation believes in supporting quality organizations and their leaders and staff to ensure the best quality services and outcomes.

The highly-visible kettle's career as a fundraising tool began in 1891 when Captain Joseph McFee set up a crab pot and tripod in San Francisco as a means of collecting funds to pay for a free Christmas dinner for the city's poor residents. From this modest beginning, the Red Kettle campaign has spread throughout the world, enabling The Salvation Army to bring the spirit of Christmas to the aged, ill, poor and disadvantaged. Last year, The Salvation Army in the United States aided nearly 5 million people during the holiday season.


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CONTACT: Betsy Charlow
410-662-4573
Cell 410-591-4555


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