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The Salvation Army Red Kettles Raise $232,682 So Far, With a Total Goal of $750,000.00 - 12/06/17

(PORTLAND METRO,OR) 06 December 2017 -- Because no child should go without a toy this Christmas, no family without food, and no person without a roof over their head. These are just many of the reasons you should give to a red kettle of The Salvation Army this season. As of December 2nd, 2017, The Salvation Army Red Kettles in Portland Metro are at just over $232,682, just 31% of the total amount needed to meet the goal of $750,000.

"We are just a few weeks into our biggest fundraiser of the season," says Captain Robert Steiner, Portland Metro Coordinator for The Salvation Army. "We are so grateful for the support the community shows us throughout the year, and with your help, we can reach our goal."

Funds raised during the Kettle Season last year helped us make it possible to provide critical support for over 74,000 people, through food, after school programs, and more.

If the donations don't meet the growing need and costs, The Salvation Army will be forced to make the tough decision of what to cut back on.

Kettles can be found at Fred Meyer, Safeway, JC Penney, Macy's, Walmart, and many more locations throughout the Portland Metro area.

The iconic Red Kettle Campaign began in 1891 in San Francisco and has since become a Christmas tradition.

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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for over 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 129 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at portland.salvationarmy.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

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