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Salvation Army Red Kettle donations down from last year

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PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

The Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive is winding down, but the need for donations is still high.

Despite a great day of giving Thursday, organizers say they are still slightly behind their earnings from last year by about ten thousand dollars.


So far, the kettle campaign has raised $241,000, and it's not too late to give.

"We understand people are having a hard time this year with the economy," said Salvation Army Director Rich Draeger.

"Hopefully, in a time when you have even a handful of change, and think it might not make a difference... it really can if ten or 15 people do it," Draeger said,

The Kettle Drive officially ends Friday.

After that, you can still donate online, through the mail, or at your local Salvation Army office.

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