By Sarah Klein
With only days until Christmas, the Salvation Army is desperately trying to reach their campaign goal of $18 million.
The organization has collected $9.7 million across Canada so far this year for its Christmas Kettle Campaign.
“We’re asking Canadians to dig especially deep this year if we are going to reach our ambitious goal,” said Territorial Secretary Graham Moore in a statement. “Demand for Salvation Army service continues at record levels in many areas, so we’re hopeful that giving will pick up in this final week.”
In 2009, an all time record was set when the Kettle Campaign brought in $18 million.
Kettles will remain open until Christmas Eve.