Massachusetts Salvation Army is $1M short of fundraising goal, officials say

Massachusetts Salvation Army is $1M short of fundraising goal, officials say

Massachusetts Salvation Army is $1M short of fundraising goal, officials say

The annual campaign ends on Saturday, Dec. 23.

The funds raised through the Red Kettle program in Baton Rouge are used directly in the 10-Parish service area of the Greater Baton Rouge command.

Bell ringers in Fanueil Hall say its actually one of the best spots in town for collections thanks to all the shoppers and tourists, but as a whole, the state is falling short. Currently, they are at 65 percent of their goal. It is the last day of the campaign as the kettles aren't put out on Sundays.

They spotted the coin before delivering the money to the bank.


"I've got a crew starting at seven tomorrow, they'll run straight through to six, and we've got about 30 to 40 people per shift, we have three shifts, so you figure the math about 120 people", Bob Ilk, Christmas Family Feast lead chef, said.

Previous year in Massachusetts, The Salvation Army provided over 2.4 million meals, almost 200,000 nights of shelter, over 67,000 days of childcare and 343,333 Christmas gifts for children.

The Salvation Army's Burlington Christmas kettle fundraising campaign is going well as the final push is on to reach this year's $250,000 goal.

In Ephrata, red kettles can be found at Safeway and Walmart.

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