Salvation Army serves local families in need

Although they haven't been appraised yet, Hughes said together they could garner about $500.

Someone in WAVE County has dropped a gold coin into a Salvation Army Red Kettle.

The Salvation Army's goal is to raise $440,000 as part of their annual Christmas campaign, which includes its Christmas Kettle Campaign.

There are two days left in the campaign and donations are being accepted in four ways.

As of Thursday night, the Louisville Salvation Army sits at 99% of its $515,000 goal, and Major Williams is confident that not only will the goal be met, but also surpassed.

The Salvation Army says about $300 was in the kettle.

Summitt said she wanted to thank all area businesses that participated in this year's effort.

"The money is used to help people with utilities, rents, motel bills - anything that is an emergency", Paxton said. "It's all donor based and so what we have to do is make more money so we can help more people".

"Some of our individual kettles have increased, from an individual kettle base from a year ago", Hughes said.

Bells are still ringing at local malls and shops as Salvation Army volunteers struggle to get attention for their red kettles.

Volunteers will be collecting in the food court at Landsdowne Place until Saturday.

"We ended up having to fill a good many of them, but we made sure we were very generous and I just know these kids are going to feel really blessed come Christmas morning", Stewart said.

  • Eleanor Harrison