Salvation Army sets event at Bob Evans

You can take your sweetie out to eat Valentine’s Day weekend — and show you are heartfelt about the outreach of Columbus’ The Salvation Army.

That’s the idea behind a fundraiser Feb. 13 to 15 at Columbus’ Bob Evans Restaurant, 221 Carrie Lane.

The restaurant will donate 15 percent of the proceeds for every meal to the Salvation’s Army’s work, according to organizers. To take advantage of the setup, though, diners must pick up a coupon at the local Salvation Army office, 2525 Illinois St., or call 812-375-4654 to have coupons mailed to them.

“Every penny helps,” said Columbus’ Nancy Johnson, who is helping with the effort.

The Salvation Army is perhaps best-known for its annual Christmas Red Kettle campaign in which volunteers ring bells and collect donations for the ministry’s work, from a food pantry to helping with utility bills to summer camps for kids.

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at bblair@therepublic.com or 812-379-5672.