Red Deer Salvation Army’s kettle campaign is less than half full

There are only a few days left in the Red Deer Salvation Army’s Christmas kettle campaign, and the organization is far from its goal.

The agency is at 48 per cent of its $245,000 target.

“We are well short of our objective this year,” says Maj. Larry Bridger.

“We know the economy has hit some families pretty hard, and perhaps some have had to come to us for help for the first time.”

All kettle donations stay in the community to fund year-round programs and services.

To make donating even easier, debit and credit card payments are now accepted right at the kettle, and for those not able to get out, visit to donate online.

Another way to help the campaign is to become a volunteer, says Bridger. Many volunteer shifts still need to be filled for Dec. 21, one of the biggest kettle days of the year.

All kettles need a volunteer or they can’t be put out to collect donations. If you can spare a few hours volunteering at a kettle, sign up today by calling 403-346-2251.

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