Salvation Army still short of Red Kettle Campaign goal, needs food
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Salvation Army came up short of its goal for the annual Red Kettle campaign, but there are still ways to help before the end of the year.
This year's campaign goal was $110,000 and more than 140 volunteers raised just about $98,000 over five weeks.
The money goes to all the work the Salvation Army does in the community.
It adds food donations are down, and it needs help because it feeds people 365 days a year.
“The money is going to go toward helping us purchase the food items that we need to put on nutrition, nutritious and healthy meals for our residents and for the community. It's going to go for shelter services, which helps get people off the street and into working environments and into and into housing. We have our hygiene classes that's going to open up soon,” James Battaglia said.
Battaglia is encouraging people to come to the shelter and have a meal to see the impact donations make.
To donate, you can go online or send a check.