Salvation Army 2014 campaign needs a cash infusion

Only at 58% of target entering final week of campaign

  • Wed Dec 17th, 2014 8:00am
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Salvation Army kettle campaign

Record staff

Salvation Army Comox Valley Ministries’ Christmas Campaign is behind schedule, and it is running out of time.

“With just six days left in our Christmas Campaign, it isn’t going very well for TSA [The Salvation Army],” said Community Ministries director Brent Hobden, on Wednesday afternoon. “The Red Kettles are particularly slow. Compared to last year at the same time, we are down $4,494.55. We are also struggling with our mail-in campaign. It is behind where we were at the same time last year by $2,324.50.

A total of $169,573.45 has been raised so far in the 2014 campaign.

“We need to raise $290,500, so we have $120,926.55 that we need and we only have six more days for people to donate.”

Kettles are in place at malls, grocery stores and other places of business throughout the Comox Valley.

The 2014 campaign ends Wednesday, Dec. 24. The campaign does not operate on Sundays.