Salvation Army short of its holiday fundraising goal

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Salvation Army says that it’s more than $20,000 short of its holiday fundraising goal.

The organization hoped to raise $350,000 this season. Instead, it has raised just more than $327,000.

Much of the money was raised during the Salvation Army’s red kettle campaign. Those kettles are outside of stores while you shop during the Christmas season.

Major Elijah Kahn, of the Salvation Army, said the collection at the red kettles has been steady, but it is the sponsorship from corporate companies that is down. Kahn stresses that the money raised is to help those in need in the community.

“It’s significant,” Kahn said. “People may not know how great a donation and what a great difference a donation makes.”

Today is the final push for the Salvation Army to meet its goal.

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