The Salvation Army says the rise in online shopping has cut into their red kettle donations and they’re facing a shortage of bell ringers this year.
Their fundraising goal is $400 thousand dollars which is $50 thousand dollars less than last year.
The organization relies on the money raised from more than 65 red kettles at local malls and stores. The money goes to feeding the homeless and supporting their emergency and family programs.
Although they’re low on volunteers and donations this year, the group feels they can still reach their goal.
“We have every expectation that we’ll meet our goal because we live in a community that always makes it possible. I am a firm believe that nothing is impossible and this community has always been able to just pull together and make it happen,” said Judy Hart, Salvation Army. T
here’s less than a week left for the Salvation Army to reach its goal. The Red Kettle Campaign ends on Sunday, December 23rd.