Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Red Kettle Campaign Short of Goal

The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign in western Pennsylvania has not yet met its $2,445,000 goal. As of the beginning of this week, Major James LaBossiere says the campaign had about $475,000 to go. Donations are down in some areas like Dubois, Ellwood City, Johnstown, Meadville, Mckeesport and Homestead. And the need is greater in some areas as well. In Carnegie, for instance, an additional 158 families requested help this year. Donations stay in the areas where they're given.

The campaign fell about $80,000 short last year before an anonymous donor stepped forward to make up the difference.

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