Red kettle campaign to be extended

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This season of giving, the Salvation Army has struggled with its Red Kettle campaign which normally raises a third of their budget for the entire year.

The Salvation Army of Siouxland struggled to find volunteers at the beginning of the season, and now their donations are suffering for it.

The goal was to raise $170,000 from their 30 locations set up around Siouxland with red kettles, but as of Monday, they are about $35,000 short.

Some will see the kettles out a few extra days in hopes of getting closer to the goal.

“It could hinder us as far as the amount of services we are able to do, but like I said, we are hoping that by the end of the year that the community will really continue to support us,” said Chris Clarke, captain of the Salvation Army of Siouxland.

The Salvation Army will be leaving red kettles at five locations throughout Sioux City until the end of the year.

If anyone is interested in donating, those locations include Scheels, Sam’s Club, JC Pennys, Hobby Lobby and Fareway on War Eagle Drive.

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