Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign in Allegheny County stands at 60% of its goal. The Army has a goal in the county of $760,000. As of Monday a total of $457,000 had been raise. Salvation Army Major James Labossiere says that is not unusual with a little less than a week to go before Christmas. He says as the volume of shoppers increases and the holiday mood starts to kick in giving goes up. Those two factors make the last weekend the most important days of the campaign. Labossiere says there is still a need for bell ringers throughout the county. He says with out the volunteers there is not way to even bring in the cash. In the past several years the Salvation Army has also run virtual kettle campaigns on the Internet. Labossiere says this year you can set up a “personal kettle” and ask your friends to donate. Those funds will then stay in your neighborhood.
Posted by Mark Nootbaar at 3:07 PM