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Salvation Army Scrounging Up Donations to Hit Goal

December 21, 2010 8:08 AM | News

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.

Donations can be made at FillTheKettle.com or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769). A new debit-style kettle is also available at St. Vital Centre.

Kettles will remain open until Christmas Eve.