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Salvation Army volunteer rings in holiday season
23 December 2017, 12:28 | Vera Richards
Elmira Salvation Army Red Kettle donations down this holiday season
The Salvation Army in Springfield says $350,000 is still needed to meet this year's Tree of Lights campaign goal.
Now, they just need to raise just $12,500 each day, Friday and Saturday, to make it.
"We are 20 percent behind schedule, so this is going to help get us where we need to go", Chapman said.
"It's very crucial to have the money raised this time of year because it doesn't just affect our Christmas work, it also affects the work we do all year round".
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Volunteers with the Salvation Army of Tulsa discovered five USA $20 gold pieces that had been dropped into a red kettle recently.
"We welcome anyone who would like to join us for a hot meal and fellowship with people in their community", said The Salvation Army Metro Phoenix Program Coordinator Major Nancy Dihle.
"This is the most giving town I've ever seen", O'Mara said as a young girl dropped some change into the donation kettle.
"We still have a ways to go toward our goal", Frost said.
"We were doing fine until about last week", Hughes said.
"The Salvation Army is for everyone", Paxton said.
The $85,000 deficit The Salvation Army faces will greatly impact the organizations' ability to serve the Greater Baton Rouge community.
In Quincy, red kettle donors collect only two weekends per year. "Everyone really came together this year".
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The Salvation Army says about $300 was in the kettle. For the second time in three days, a gold coin was donated.
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