News

Sally Ann looking into alleged Christmas kettle theft

Salvation Army
Salvation Army's Kettle Campaign has 300 sites across the province.
— image credit: File

The Salvation Army and police have launched investigations into allegations that a Sally Ann Christmas kettle volunteer stole some donated cash.

A woman who donated money at a 187 Street and Fraser Highway mall complained after she gave a kettle collector $5, and saw the elderly woman put it in her pocket.

Lauren Chan, spokesperson for the Salvation Army, said the organization is taking the situation very seriously and is working to determine exactly what happened.

Chan said people looking to donate to the Salvation Army should put the money directly into the locked kettle, "so the volunteer has no way of getting to that money."

"If someone who is making a donation wants to be sure of that, we always encourage people to put the money into that kettle."

Chan pointed out the organization has 300 kettles situated throughout the province and that the Salvation Army takes every possible step to make sure the donations are safe.

"We do train our volunteers, we do take every precaution we can to safeguard the money," Chan said. "

The investigations are ongoing.

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Fraser Health gets new president
 
Surgical waits average five months in B.C.
 
Fire at Surrey home claims cat
NDP demands audit of Multi-Material BC
 
Driver who killed Surrey grandfather granted parole after serving one-third of sentence
 
Election 2014: Linda Hepner wins in Surrey First sweep
Robbed Good Samaritan gets her gear replaced by Langley store
 
Two charged in Surrey stolen-vehicle incident that drew police fire
 
Hit and run victim identified

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 25 edition online now. Browse the archives.