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Salvation Army at 52 percent of fundraising goal

December 21, 2018

Those red kettles outside retail sites in the Fort Wayne area aren’t exactly boiling over.

The familiar Christmastime Salvation Army donation bins staffed by bell ringers have garnered only 52 percent of their fundraising goal -- with only two days left for giving.

That’s according to Salvation Army Maj. Geoff Crowley, who said the local unit based on North Clinton Street’s goal is to raise $290,000 from the kettles.

So far, they’ve brought in $156,000, he said. 

The kettles, plus a end-of-year holiday mail appeal, raise about half of the local unit’s annual $1 million budget, Crowley said.

Ringers will be out all day Saturday and until late afternoon on Monday. Ringers do not ring on Sundays.

“We’re a Christian organization,” Crowley said.

rsalter@jg.net

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