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QC Salvation Army Says Kettle Donations Are Down



With 17 days remaining in the Red Kettle Campaign, the Salvation Army of the Quad Cities is concerned as kettle donations are lagging behind previous years totals.

"Our goal of $750,000 to keep our programs strong is still a long way away," said Major Gary Felton, Quad Cities Coordinator for the Salvation Army, in a release. "We are grateful for the $230,000 that has been donated to date, but we are $150,000 behind last year at this time. The six days that we lost between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a huge concern. Other factors may be donor fatigue due to the recent typhoon and tornado disasters."

He went on to say that Red Kettle donations account for 60% of their annual budget.

The money collected provides shelter, food and other basic needs to families and individuals in crisis.