The Salvation Army celebrates another successful Red Kettle Campaign

Fundraising effort raises about $9,000 more than goal

The Salvation Army is celebrating another successful holiday season.

The non-profit surpassed its fundraising goal for the annual Red Kettle Campaign.

As of Friday, the organization received more than $830,000, about $9,000 more than its goal.

The money raised is used to fund almost every program the Salvation Army has to offer.

“Every time we start red kettle campaign there’s always a concern. Will we be able to make it this year? Maybe people are tired of hearing about this? So it’s very rewarding to know people still care that they still understand the work that we do and that people truly are in need in this community,” said the Salvation Army Public Relations Coordinator Julie Nelson.

The donations account for nearly one-third of the Salvation Army’s annual budget.