Salvation Army updates Christmas campaign progress

The annual campaign runs until Dec. 24. (WJBC file photo)


By Neil Doyle

BLOOMINGTON – The Salvation Army of McLean County is releasing some numbers for its annual Christmas campaign.

As of Monday, the Salvation Army has received $42,964.68 in the red kettles, according to a news release.

Combined with other sources, $143,757.28 has been raised for the “Make A Difference” Red Kettle Fund-Raising Campaign. The organization said that’s 28% of this year’s goal to raise $520,000.  The campaign runs until Dec. 24.

The Salvation Army said funds raised through the Christmas campaign support local programs throughout the year in Bloomington-Normal.

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