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S. A. Kettle drive begins

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Get your loose change ready, it's time to fill the Salvation Army Kettles.

The Salvation Army kicked off its annual Kettle Drive at the Albany Mall this morning. It's the largest fundraiser of the year for the Salvation Army.

Donations have been more difficult to come by in the past few years. Unfortunately, the less money that comes in, the more people need assistance.

This year, the Salvation Army in Albany has served 10-thousand more warm meals this year than they did last year, and the need continues to grow. 

"If everybody in Albany and the whole surrounding area would just give $1, we would have an awesome year this year and it would be amazing," said Salvation Army Capt. Doug McClure. "Last year we raised $65,000, we'd like to hit that $70-$75,000 mark this year."

Kettle ringers will be out in the Albany area Mondays through Saturdays up through Christmas Eve.

 

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