Salvation Army Donations Down

Officials hope for an influx of donations between Christmas and New Years

By Lacey McCraney
|  Friday, Dec 24, 2010  |  Updated 8:45 AM CDT
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Salvation Army officials in Lake County, Indiana hope you can spare some money this holiday season to help those in need.

The organizations red kettle campaign is down $40,000 from this time last year, according to the Northwest Indiana Times.

Major Robert Buttrey says the organization raised $648,383 through December 18th, that's 63% of the season's goal.

In past years, the Salvation Army saw an influx of donations between Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Buttrey hopes this year is the same.

The annual red kettle campaign begins October 1 and continues through January 30.

The money raised helps give children in need toys for the holiday. So far this season, 6,800 children received gifts.

Donations can be mailed to The Salvation Army, 8225 Columbia Ave., Munster, IN 46321.

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