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Star running back's celebration sparks idea for donation challenge locally

One local woman decided to start a Salvation Army donation challenge after seeing the running back jump into the organization's kettle Sunday night. (Source: Ezekiel Elliot Twitter) One local woman decided to start a Salvation Army donation challenge after seeing the running back jump into the organization's kettle Sunday night. (Source: Ezekiel Elliot Twitter)
MIDLAND COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

Dallas Cowboys running back, Ezekiel Elliot’s leaped into the Salvation Army kettle Sunday night which led Kim Martin of Greenwood to start a Salvation Army Challenge Monday.

“We thought what better way than to get together as a group and let’s all donate $21 to the Salvation Army, help a good cause and show our support for America’s team,” said Martin.

$21 represents the Elliot’s jersey number and Martin says 20 people have joined in on the challenge so far.

“There’s so many good causes and relief that they do,” said Martin.

The Salvation Army of Midland took notice as well and with time winding down for donations this holiday season, officials said they are close to their goal.

Lieutenant Jeremy Walker with the Salvation Army of Midland said, “We’re letting the folks know where we’re at and asking for their support to come out and give a dollar, a dime, a check, give whatever they want to give and help those in need in the community.”

With more people like Martin donating, it looks like it won’t take a leap of faith for the Salvation locally and nationally to reach their goals.

“I think as a Permian Basin fan just of the NFL. Let’s get out there and support it.”

If you would like to donate the Salvation Army click here: https://give.salvationarmyusa.org/site/SPageServer/?pagename=redkettle_home.

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