Salvation Army Kettle Goal Behind

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Updated: 12/20/2013 5:38 pm
The Salvation Army in Lexington says they're falling behind their fund raising goal of 485-thousand dollars.

Officials with the Army say they're only at about 63 percent of that goal with only four day remaining.

Currently, Central Kentucky Area Services has raised $304,608.79 ($279,828.79 from traditional Red Kettles and $24,780 from the Online Kettle) so far, according to the Salvation Army.

All money raised will stay in the local community to support year-round programs and services for the poor and homeless.

Kettle income provides significant funds so homeless women and children have a warm bed, hungry families are fed, and at-risk youth receive pre-school and after-school educational support. Other services funded by the Kettle Campaign include food pantry, clothing center, emergency utility bill and prescription drug assistance.

People will be able to contribute at the Kettles in front of stores until Dec. 24, or may donate to the online kettle until Dec. 31 by visiting salvationarmylex.org.

Online Kettle contributions will be matched up to $50,000 by an anonymous donor.
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lavafour - 12/21/2013 8:16 PM
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I really need this organization to clean up its policies and assure us that they will treat all people equally. Policies of exclusion is not acceptable even if doing good for those they accept as worthy. I will not be writing my check until I hear affirmation of their support for all.
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