When you put money into a Salvation Army kettle in Lawrence, does that money stay in Douglas County, or does it go to a Salvation Army regional office or national office?
Salvation Army officials said the money does stay in the community where it's raised. The agency's programs include the social service office, which helps families with rent, utility and food assistance, a basketball program and a noon feeding program. The center also sponsors a winter emergency shelter. The Salvation Army helps needy people in other ways and works with other Lawrence organizations such as Toys for Tots, a program affiliated with the U.S. Marine Corps' national toy drive.