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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany Salvation Army says South Georgians are being generous this Christmas season.

But the commander stresses the need has increased and time is short.

[So far giving to the Red Kettle campaign in the Albany area is up slightly from last year.

Their goal is $78,000.

Major Kelly English says the number of people they're housing and feeding has increased significantly.

But there is one less week between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, so that means fewer days for bell ringers to collect donations.

"We're worried", said English. "We're worried. With that one week missing that will be hard on us. We're just really glad the community has really stepped up to help us."

English said the Salvation Army could use more volunteer bell ringers.

Call 435-1428 If you're interested.

They also need canned food for the shelter.

All contributions stay here in South Georgia.

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