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Red Kettles Fall Short

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This could be a difficult year for the Salvation Army in the Quad Cities. Tuesday it announced the Red Kettle Campaign fell short of its goal by nearly $23,000 - or about 3 per cent.

In a press release, Major Gary Felton says falling short, plus cuts by state and federal agencies, and the United Way, mean the local chapter will have to reduce its spending this year for shelter, food, clothing, and the various other programs it provides for needy residents of the Quad Cities. 

Felton says the Salvation Army is grateful for all the donations to the Red Kettle Campaign, adding up to $792,000, and to everyone who bought Christmas gifts for families.