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Salvation Army falling well short of Christmas goal in Kelowna

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December 17, 2019 - 9:35 AM

As the need for help continues to grow, the Salvation Army has raised only 59 per cent of the funds it’s trying to bring in during its annual Christmas campaign.

That means it’s $283,000 short of its $700,000 target with only one more week to go before Christmas.

“Over these past weeks, over 600 local families have walked through our doors looking for help and hope,” Pastor Darryl Burry, executive director for the Kelowna Salvation Army, said in a news release.

“Thanks to the generosity of our community, we have been able to meet those needs. But there are still others coming to see us every day, and the needs will still be there after Christmas. The funds that we raise at Christmas support our programs and services throughout the entire year.”

Donations can be made at the Christmas kettles throughout the city, at all Salvation Army facilities or online here.

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