– The sounds of the holidays will soon be in the air outside several Decatur area retailers.
The Decatur Salvation Army kicked off
their Red Kettle Fundraising Drive
Friday afternoon at the Hickory Point Mall in Forsyth. The money collected
during the Red Kettle Drive
helps cover the costs of the Salvation Army's Christmas assistance programs.
Assistance programs are in high demand
again this year. "From
what we've seen of people recently coming to us for the first time never having
to ask for help, I expect the need to be even greater this season than it has
been in the past."
The Salvation Army of Springfield officially kicked
off their annual tree of lights campaign on Thursday.