Salvation Army hopes for Christmas miracle as Red Kettle donations decline

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Red Kettle down again

     The Salvation Army relies on it’s Red Kettle campaign throughout the year to provide services to people in need in the Erie area.  But in recent years donations have fallen short.  Each year the goal is to raise $175,000, all from generous donations from the public.  Last year the Red Kettles brought in about $154,000, which Bernie Myers, business administrator with the Salvation Army says that was one of their worst collections in recent years.  This year, just shy of 24 hours to go in the campaign, donations are below $150,000.  The iconic Red Kettle bell ringers are stationed at 25 retail or grocery store locations in and around Erie.  If you’d like to donate, you can find them outside of a store such as Wal-Mart, Giant Eagle or at various entrances to the Millcreek Mall through 3:30 pm Christmas Eve.  You can also donate online by following this link:  http://eriepa.satruck.org/eriepaarc

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