COLUMBIA — Salvation Army volunteer Roberta Cason spent some time outside the Hyvee on West Broadway on Monday ringing a bell and seeking donations from passersby.
The Salvation Army had raised $260,000 toward its annual campaign goal but lacked $94,000 as of Saturday.
The money raised from the Red Kettle campaign helps provide services year round, including a shelter for men, women and parents with children, emergency food and clothing, and youth character building classes. The money donated is also used for the group's Christmas assistance program.
There are about 20 Salvation Army red kettles in the Columbia area, and the kettles take donations from mid-November until Monday.
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A donor places a dollar in the Salvation Army donation bucket outside of Hy-Vee on West Broadway on Monday. As of Saturday, the Salvation Army needed about $94,000 to reach its campaign goal.