By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email ALBANY, GA (WALB) – It's the season of giving and the most important season for the Salvation Army.
The group kicked off its Red Kettle Campaign Friday night at the Albany mall.
Volunteers will ring bells at the mall and some large retailers through Christmas Eve hoping to raise at least $80,000 .
That's about 10 percent of Salvation Army's annual budget and funds various programs year round.
"We served close to 33,000 last year and did 8,500 nights of stay, so you can tell we're really using your money and could use your assistance," said Capt. Doug McClure, Salvation Army.
Last year The campaign raised 65,000. They need volunteers, to help contact the Albany Salvation Army.
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