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Mayo Clinic Health System presents check to Salvation Army

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - Mayo Clinic Health System presented a check Friday to the Salvation Army for $15,000.

The money is going to support the mental health services provided by the Salvation Army in La Crosse.

The Mayo Match Day in 2018 generated enough donations to fund mental services at the emergency shelter for a year.

Dr. Paul Mueller, Regional VP for Mayo Clinic Health System, said this support provides a first step for many seeking help.

"The Red Kettle match and the donation supports mental health services at the La Crosse Salvation Army shelter. That's where a lot of people with chronic homelessness seek services-food, shelter, clothing," Dr. Mueller said. "Many may suffer from mental illness and this is a first point of contact for them, so we want to provide support for those programs and the Salvation Army."

The Red Kettle campaign reached its goal this year with volunteer bell ringers collecting $860,000 for the Salvation Army.

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