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Salvation Army kicks off holiday kettle donations

The holidays are right around the corner and the Salvation Army is asking the community to help those in need this season.

Posted: Nov. 13, 2018 6:50 PM
Updated: Nov. 14, 2018 6:43 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- The holidays are right around the corner and the Salvation Army is asking the community to help those in need this season.

Tuesday the nonprofit kicked off its Annual Red Kettle campaign at Sweetwater Sound, where CEO Chuck Surack made the first donation. Every dollar raised is used for Salvation Army programs, services and general operations.

"What the Salvation Army does for the children is just unbelievable in our community and I want to support in every way I can. I want to encourage others. That's really the reason I wanted to be first to donate this year," Surack said.

Last season, the organization was behind on donations, but thanks to last minute contributions from Fort Wayne business owners and businesses The Salvation Army reached its goal by Christmas Eve.
This year's goal is $580,000.

The Salvation Army 2018 locations are:

Big Lots (All locations)
Hobby Lobby
JC Penny
Kroger
Macy’s
Sam’s Club
Scott’s (All locations)
Walgreen’s (All locations)
Wal-Mart (All locations)

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