Urgent call from Salvation Army

Red Kettle campaign kicks off later than usual and the need has never been greater
November 27, 2013 10:17:36 AM PST
Thanksgiving is a week later than normal this year, and that's having a big impact on the Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle fundraising campaign.

In Raleigh, the group says the days lost could mean about $65,000 less collected than last year.

Last year, more than $328,000 was donated. Not only is there less time to raise money, the Salvation Army says the need is greater this holiday season.

There are more than 8,700 children registered for its Angel Tree program.

"The money would help kids during Christmas time [with] new presents, new clothing, stocking under the tree, shelter for families, women with children, and even giving hot meals. We have a crisis program," explained the Salvation Army's Lizzy Adams.

Thousands of volunteers will be out ringing the bell this holiday season. Kettles will be set up at 50 locations throughout Wake County and they'll be out until December 24.

You can also donate online at this link: https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/

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