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Salvation Army just halfway toward goal

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Gazette staff
December 16, 2011
— As of Tuesday, and with only nine more bell-ringing days until Christmas, the local Salvation Army has raised $177,569, or 54.6 percent of its $325,000 Christmas campaign goal.

That amount is $6,745 behind donations at this time last year, according to a Salvation Army news release.

Money raised at this time of year accounts for more than 35 percent of the Salvation Army's total annual budget.

The local Salvation Army will continue signing up eligible families and providing Christmas assistance until Christmas Eve.

Families still in need may sign up at the church and social service agency, 514 Sutherland Ave., or call (608) 757-8300.

Distributions begin this week when turkeys and hams needed for Christmas dinner will be delivered to nearly 400 families receiving Christmas assistance.

Donations can be dropped off at the Salvation Army.

Volunteer bell ringers continue to be needed at red kettle stands.

To help, call (608) 757-8300 or visit janesvilleSA.org.


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