Final push for Salvation Army Kettle Campaign

The Salvation Army's Kettle Campaign. (Photo courtesy The Salvation Army)

Sarnia’s Salvation Army is making one final push to hit their target for this year’s Red Kettle campaign.

Captain Nancy Braye said they’ve raised just over $110,000 of their $135,000 goal.

She said with just days left in this year’s campaign, she’s confident the community will step up in a big way.

“Our biggest days of the year in terms of donations are always right at the end, right before Christmas, and we know that people want to make those donations before Christmas comes,” said Braye. “So I believe we should be able to reach our goal because we know that Sarnia is an extremely generous community.”

The campaign wraps up in Sarnia on Saturday, but the kettles will be out in Corruna until Christmas Eve.

Braye said she can’t remember a year when the campaign didn’t hit their target.

“I don’t think that’s been an issue, certainly not in recent years. Last year we exceeded our goal and we raised $141,000,” she said.

Braye said over the past week, they’ve raised almost $40,000 and they’re hoping that trend continues.

The money raised from the campaign goes to support the Salvation Army’s food bank and their Community and Family Services department.