Red Kettle Campaign Wraps Up

Dec 24, 2013

The Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle Campaign will likely fall tens of thousands of dollars short of its goal.

That's the word from area coordinator Major Douglas Hart.

As of Saturday, the campaign has raised 435,021 toward an overall goal of 560,000.

That includes a 50-thousand dollar contribution from an area car dealership.

Hart says the weather impacted the campaign, as did the five fewer days this year between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

He adds there were eight thousand fewer volunteer hours this year.

Hart says people can still make a year end donation online at RochesterSalvationArmy.org, by sending a check to 70 Liberty Pole Way in Rochester, or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

Funds raised go to a number of social services from providing food for the hungry, disaster relief for victims and shelters for the homeless.