Salvation Army surpasses match goal

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The Twin Cities Salvation Army is celebrating a major gift dropped into one of its red kettles.

"When you see a red kettle think about us", says Ferreira.

Lieutenant David comments that their fundraising has been able to keep on target but the severe winter weather we have been experiencing really throws into question whether or not they will meet their $80,000 target. The public has until December 23 to fill the kettles.

Holland said she's optimistic the kettle campaign will reach its goal. But that would also trigger the $25,000 anonymous donation, bringing the total up to $95,000.

After a kettle campaign plea earlier this month, the Salvation Army of Chatham-Kent has closed the gap compared to where it was past year.

We've all heard it while Christmas shopping.

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Igleheart said he believes people have been quite generous.

But those goals have been a little more hard to meet in recent years. "We have a goal to make this a bigger year than last year".

It is an annual tradition for bell ringers to raise money for their local Salvation Armies.

"If a wife is inside doing the shopping, maybe the husband can ring the bell during that time", he said. "And people support us for that".

Police reports list the kettle as a one-hundred dollar value. As we first reported last week, the Meadville Salvation Army was hit by fire, which destroyed all of the food and toys that had been collected for 200 families this holiday season. And in 2015, two rare coins were each wrapped in $100 bills, each valued at about $550.