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Residents have been donating generously in Belleville recently, but there’s still over $50,000 to go to meet the Salvation Army’s goal for this year.
The Belleville kettle campaign had raised just over $142,000 by the end of the day last Saturday and the goal is $200,000.
The campaign in local businesses will end late in the day this coming Saturday.
However, Director of Community and Family Services for the Belleville Salvation Army Abby Mills says people can also donate online at Salvationarmy.ca
Donations can also be sent via regular mail but must be postmarked by December 31 for the money to be included in this year’s campaign.
The money raised through the Salvation Army’s Christmas kettle campaign goes to support the many programs offered to needy residents, such as the lunch and warm
rooms, the emergency food bank, and thrift shop.
The demand for the Salvation Army’s help has been increasing. Last year, over 34,000 meals were served in the lunch and warm rooms. The food bank helped
about 8,000 people.