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QC Salvation Army Short on Red Kettle Goal

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There may not be any more bell-ringers collecting change in red kettles outside of businesses, but their work is far from done. The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities says it still needs $82,000 to reach its Red Kettle Campaign goal.

During the holidays, more than $733,000 was collected in the Quad Cities. But, the Salvation Army says it still needs to hit its $815,000 goal. Fundraising for the Red Kettle Campaign makes up 60% of its operating budget. 

According to a press release, the $82,000 gap is one of the largest in the past six years. Officials say programs will likely be cut without the money. 

Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign helps pay for shelter, food, clothing, and other needs for people in the Quad Cities.