Red Kettles fall short for The Salvation Army of Bloomington

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Published: Dec. 29, 2021 at 3:23 PM CST
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BLOOMINGTON (25 NEWS) - Christmas Eve marked the final day of ringing bells and Red Kettles, The Salvation Army Bloomington has fallen short of their goal - receiving $162,318.47 in those red kettles.

It was hoped the kettles would bring $175,000 to the overall Christmas campaign of $515,000, leaving The Salvation Army short by over $12,000, according to a release.

With other sources, 87% of the Christmas goal was raised.

“The Red Kettles continued to see a decrease in funds raised this year due to many on-going factors - consumers carrying less cash, more online shopping, which means less foot traffic in shopping areas, and the continued economic impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic,” the release said.

Donors can still support the campaign by donating online at or through the mail. Donations to the Christmas Campaign will continue to be counted through the end of year.

To support the Salvation Army, checks can be mailed to:

The Salvation Army, PO Box 3186, Bloomington, IL 61702-3186

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