Salvation Army Fires Back after Chick-fil-A Ends Partnership with the American Charity
Tré Goins-Phillips : Nov 19, 2019
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[Faithwire.com] Not long after the Salvation Army bell ringers began their volunteer work this morning, Chick-fil-A announced it would no longer be partnering with the beloved and iconic American charity. (Image: via St. Mary's By-the-Sea)
The decision from the Atlanta-based restaurant chain, whose core mission is "to glorify God," came the same day the Salvation Army kicked off its 129th Red Kettle Campaign, an annual initiative synonymous with the holiday season in the US.
In fiscal year 2018, Chick-fil-A donated $115,000 to the Salvation Army. But that will be no more, according to a statement released Monday by the quick-service restaurant. The brand plans to "deepen its giving to a smaller number of organizations," and that no longer includes the 154-year-old Salvation Army.
"We're saddened to learn that a corporate partner has felt it necessary to divert funding to other hunger, education, and homelessness organizations—areas in which the Salvation Army, as the largest social services provider in the world, is already fully committed," read a statement from the Salvation Army, according to CNN.
The statement is particularly biting because Chick-fil-A said it was ending the partnership with The Salvation Army in order to focus on "education, homelessness, and hunger." Clearly, the above statement from the Salvation Army is referencing this fact... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here
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