Salvation Army Announces Final Tally for its 2017 Red Kettle Campaign

The organization rasied over $850,000 during the holiday season

FARGO, N.D. — The Salvation Army fell short of its goal in the 2017 Red Kettle Campaign.

According to the organization, they raised over $850,000, which was just short of their $900,000 goal.

Cold, snowy weather and the fact that Christmas Eve fell on a Sunday were factors in seeing lower than expected donations.

Regardless, the money collected will go a long way to fund the charity for the entire year.

“It does a lot for our over–the–year budget.  We do have a couple of other things that we do, but Christmas also is our big push so we can be able to be financially secure and be able to help others,” said Major Byron Medlock of the Salvation Army.

This is the final Red Kettle Campaign for Major Medlock and his wife Elaine, who are retiring from the Salvation Army in the spring.

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