Salvation Army Still Shy of Holiday Fundraising Goal

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SPRINGFIELD -- Major Paul Logan says the money raised during the holidays represents about one third of their annual operating costs.

"It's critical that we be able to raise that money right now to be able to extend those services throughout the year," said Logan.

Donations through the mail and the red kettles around town total close to $360,000. But, Logan says the money is coming in slower than he'd like to see.
 
"We're on pace pretty much with last year, we're hoping that's going to keep up and just finish strong. We finished very strong last year," said Logan.

This year's goal: $455,000, and on top of normal holiday fundraising, Logan is also hoping more donations come in for the Capitol Restoration Campaign. He's still $2 million shy of the $6.8 million needed to move into the new location on North Ninth Street.

"The best scenario is that we could get the money in hand, we could borrow it from the Salvation Army and knowing that those pledges are coming, in 15 months we could be in there," said Logan.

As for the red kettle campaign, you can donate through Christmas eve.


 

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