Kettle campaign still short

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The familiar Salvation Army Red Kettles will be out until 2 p.m. Thursday as the organization strives to reach its $450,000 goal.

As of late last week the group had raised $280,000 to help fund its efforts during the Christmas season and throughout the year.

There are nearly 20 kettles located in Chatham, Wallaceburg, Blenheim and Ridgetown although the organization has had difficulties finding volunteers to staff them.

Donations can also be made to a Salvation Army location or online at www.fillthekettle.com. Mail-in donations are also accepted at 46 Orangewood Blvd, Chatham, Ont., N7L 5H1.

Food and toy hampers were to be distributed Dec. 21 and 22.

All funds raised in Chatham-Kent are used locally throughout the year.

The Salvation Army operates four family services locations in Chatham-Kent. Its services include programs and camps for youth, housing support, money management techniques and food banks.

For more information, visit www.cksalvationarmy.org

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