OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Major Greg Thompson from the Salvation Army of Omaha was announced as the national winner of the Red Kettle Challenge. According to an earlier tweet, the local Salvation Army raised more than $60,000 during the event in which National Commander Kenneth Hodder challenged Salvation Army officers to raise the most money during a four hour period.
Major Greg was recently announced as the winner of the @natlcommander's Red Kettle Challenge—a nationwide fundraising competition. Today he received a congratulatory phone call from the @natlcommander of @SalvationArmyUS. Congrats, Major Greg! #NCKettleChallenge pic.twitter.com/VBAPGEDhtt— The Salvation Army of Omaha (@salarmyomaha) December 10, 2020
My goodness! With this kind of competition I may have my work cut out for me! Praise God for the fantastic team you have there in Omaha, Major Thompson. #NCKettleChallenge #RescueChristmas https://t.co/hSucGULHpZ— Commissioner Hodder (@natlcommander) December 4, 2020
I’ve challenged every #SalvationArmy officer in America to raise more $$$ in a kettle in 4 hours than I can. I wish them luck (they’ll need it) and will be at my kettle from 3-7pm ET. Excited to raise money and funds for others in need. #NCKettleChallenge #RescueChristmas pic.twitter.com/vy759l1VWt— Commissioner Hodder (@natlcommander) December 4, 2020
It's also the final day to drop off donations for the Angel Tree Toy Drive!
Our Salvation Army @3NewsNowOmaha Angel Tree Toy Drive ends today. Newly-purchased and unwrapped toys can be dropped off at ANY Jensen Tire & Auto store location throughout Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln and Fremont. All donations we receive will go to children in need! pic.twitter.com/WSzFnJJO9B— The Salvation Army of Omaha (@salarmyomaha) December 11, 2020