Christmas has come and gone, and with it, the Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign.
The month-long fundraiser raises money for year-round community activities, along with emergency food and clothing assistance for those in need.
This year, it raised more than $206,000 — that’s just short of their goal of $215,000.
Major Bruce MacKenzie with the Salvation Army says objectives are set as targets, and if they’re not met it’s not the end of the story.
“I think the end of the story, is that people stepped forward, they gave as they were able, both financially and of their time, which is a phenomenal gift. For all that, it sounds so simple to say it, but all I can say is thank-you so much.”
MacKenzie says approximately 20 per cent of the Salvation Army’s annual funding comes from this kettle campaign.