Mayo Clinic in Rochester to match Red Kettle donations

December 17, 2021

Donations to The Salvation Army support health care and housing for those in need in Olmsted County. Mayo Clinic  matched online and red kettle donations made Dec. 17–18.

Mayo Clinic matched dollar-for-dollar any money donated to The Salvation Army in Olmsted County on Friday, Dec. 17, and Saturday, Dec. 18 — up to $50,000, the busiest shopping weekend of the season.

The Salvation Army’s 125th Red Kettle Campaign in Rochester supports health care, housing and hope for neighbors most in need this holiday season.

Mayo Clinic began matching gifts to the Salvation Army in 2017. Much of the funding received from Mayo Clinic is allocated to The Salvation Army’s Good Samaritan Health Clinic, which provides emergency health, dental and pharmaceutical services to those who are uninsured and underinsured. The Good Samaritan Health Clinic serves about 3,000 people each year, which also helps reduce the number of emergency room visits at Mayo Clinic.

“We are so grateful to Mayo Clinic for their continued support and for this exceptionally generous gift,” Major Robert Mueller, Corps Officer of The Salvation Army, says of the donations of Mayo Clinic and its staff. “The Salvation Army’s programs in this community are life-changing to those individuals and families utilizing our services. By matching the dollars, Mayo Clinic is helping bring hope and healing to thousands of our neighbors in need.”