With just a couple of days left the Salina Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign has ac chance of reaching its goals. Donations are still needed, though, to make this happen.
The campaign, which began back on November 17th, is the agency’s single largest fundraiser each year.
The agency tells KSAL News as of this weekend $94,113 has been collected. The goal of the Kettle Campaign this year in Salina is to collect $98,000.
Salina Salvation Army Captain Lopez says there seems to be a greater need this year. They are seeing an increase in particular in their evening meal service with increasing numbers of homeless coming in to get a hot meal.
The Kettle Campaign funds local Salvation Army programs throughout the year, including the evening meal program.
Red kettles and bell ringers this year are stationed at 15 locations around Salina. Bell ringers are out daily, except for Sundays.
Bell ringers will be out accepting donations through Christmas Eve.