Kettle campaign rings in record low

Money could be a little tight for a Vernon non-profit agency.

The Salvation Army raised $122,000 during its Christmas kettle campaign, which had a $140,000 goal.

“This is the first time in 14 years we haven’t reached our target,” said David MacBain, community ministries director.

“It’s a little disappointing that we’re that far behind. It will impact operations in 2013 but people can still donate at any time.”

A primary factor in reduced donations may have been a lack of volunteers to operate kettles.

“The economy also still plays a role to some degree,” said MacBain of some residents possibly not being able to contribute like they have in other years.

MacBain would not speculate on how the decreased donations will impact operations such as the food bank because he says fundraisers will continue in 2013.

“The community will continue to support us,” he said.

Financial donations can also be made at or at 3303 32nd Ave.


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