Salvation Army closes out red kettle campaign short of goal

Published On: Feb 03 2012 09:50:47 PM CST

LA CROSSE, Wis.-- The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign fell just short of reaching its goal this year, but the organization still raised a record amount. They collected $575,000, $58,000 short of their goal.

The organization made a final push in the last month and received $42,000 in donations. They also set a record for the number of people volunteering to help out this year.

"We didn't make our goal but we're very satisifed with what we did get and now we're going to work very hard to stretch those dollars as far as possible," says Major Paul Moore.

The Red Kettle Campaign is the largest fundraising effort of the year for the Salvation Army.