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Salvation Army makes final push for donations

Thu., Dec. 22, 2011, 10:12 a.m.

With three days of bell-ringing to go before Christmas, the Spokane Salvation Army is still $75,000 short of its $385,000 fundraising goal.

In the past week there has not been the same fundraising push there has been in years past, spokeswoman Heather Byrd said today.

“I think people are still giving to local charities, but they’re maybe being a little more selective,” she said. “I think people are being a little more tight whether they are able to donate or not.”

If everyone in Spokane put a dollar in a kettle before Christmas, Byrd said, the Salvation Army would raise twice its fundraising goal.

“Hopefully people will be out doing that last-minute stuff and look to the red kettles,” she said.

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