Salvation Army still $200K short of season goal

Posted at 4:47 PM, Dec 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-24 16:56:53-05

CINCINNATI -- In the final few hours of the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign, the Southwest Ohio-Northeast Kentucky Division is still nearly $200,000 short of their seasonal goal.

This year's goal for the campaign is $800,000, but the 101 kettles around the Tri-State have only collected about $600,000. On the morning of Christmas Eve last year, the campaign had raised about $665,000, according to spokesman Bill Schinkal.

The Red Kettle Campaign has been around for more than 100 years, but this year the Salvation Army may need to employ other funding options to close the fundraising gap.

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