Donations down for Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle campaign

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With a little less than two weeks to go, the Salina Salvation is $39,000 short of its Kettle Campaign goal. If any toys are not used this Christmas, they will be kept for next year. It seems everywhere you go, you see The Salvation Army Bell Ringers collecting money for our local Corps.

Instead of sitting at home, Payton made a decision to get out and do what he could to help his community when his wife mentioned the Salvation Army's need for bell ringers.

"An approximately 10 - 12 year old male approached him, snatched his collection bucket, and took off running", Sgt. Robert Parsons with the Dunwoody Police Department told WSB.

"We are making an appeal for persons to give more".

Police in Dunwoody, Georgia, are working to find a boy who stole a Salvation Army kettle. This past year 42,600 meals were served through the Salvation Army pantry.

Money that you put in the kettles here in Martinsville and Henry County stays here to fund Salvation Army programs year-round.

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Past year in MA, the Salvation Army provided more than 2.4 million meals, almost 200,000 nights of shelter, more than 67,000 days of child care, and 343,333 Christmas gifts for children.

"We know the people of Whitehorse are generous and supportive of their community, and we hope donations pick up the closer we get to Christmas".

13, King Soopers stepped in to help for the fifth year in a row for the annual Big Ring event, where its employees ring the bells for a few hours in the afternoon at their store locations.

"We use the funds we raise for people who come through town or that have moved to town that are facing a hard time", said Veroeven.

Angel Tree: During the Christmas holiday, The Salvation Army provides Christmas to over 800 kids in our community.

The Salvation Army will need donations by December 21 at 240 North Ave adn Angel Tags can be found at Lowe's.