Salvation Army prepares for 28th annual Christmas Family Feast on Christmas Day

Dianna Christensen
December 23, 2017

In that time, though, the Salvation Army says the campaign has raised $170,000, or just over 87% of their $195,000 goal. This year's kettle goal is $700,000. Hughes said statewide, 30 to 40 percent of kettle campaigns have been struggling with donations.

The combined gold was valued at more than $7,000 by Tulsa Gold & Silver, which matched all red kettle donations during the past two Saturdays with $25,000.

"That money goes to our Christmas campaign, which funds services and operation", he said. "The Salvation Army is extremely grateful for the Phoenix Convention Center, our corporate partners, generous donors and dedicated volunteers... all without whom this dinner would not be possible". Bowers said the local unit had asked the Salvation Army to apply and "really worked with us in order to get it". Now, Regamey said three-quarters of its volunteer shifts have been covered for the final days. "This is a wonderful season as we are able to help so many families have a wonderful Christmas". "The Salvation Army does have opportunities for online donations, but that hasn't kept up with the difference in what we've been down in our kettles".

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This makes the second consecutive year a gold coin has been dropped into a Louisville Red Kettle.

"I've been out here ringing bells about three times this year", O'Mara said.

"Some of our individual kettles have increased, from an individual kettle base from past year", Hughes said.

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