Only a few days remain in the Salvation Army’s kettle campaign

Jocelyn Turner
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AMHERST – The Salvation Army’s kettle campaign is entering its final days of fundraising.

With less than 48 hours left in the campaign, Cpt. Chad Ingram is still hopeful of reaching this year’s goal of $39,000.

“Right now we’re on track to meet our goal,” said Ingram. “Everything still depends on this day (Saturday) and Monday.”

Ingram said if the campaign keeps raising money at the steady pass that it has in the last few weeks, the Salvation Army will meet their set goal.

“I’d love to break the goal, I’d love to hit $40,000,” he said. “If we have good days, which these days typically are, we might possibly get ($40,000). We definitely need it.”

Salvation Army volunteers were at the Amherst Centre Mall Saturday afternoon singing Christmas carols to draw attention to the cause.

“We’re hopeful,” said Ingram.

The campaign’s final day will be Dec. 24, Monday. Kettles are set up in the Amherst Centre Mall, Walmart and Superstore. There are also kettles in Springhill, at Foodland and the liquor sore.  Donations can also be made via text message by texting HOPE6000 to 45678, contributing an automatic $5 to the cause.

jturner@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: The Salvation Army, Walmart, Foodland

Geographic location: Springhill

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