The Salvation Army puts out call
Tim Petruk - Dec 21, 2022 - Get Involved

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The head of The Salvation Army’s Kamloops branch says donations are down significantly so far this holiday season, and he’s hoping to see donors come out in force in the coming days.

Capt. Cory Fifield said $272,000 has been raised locally so far this season—well short of the agency’s $450,000 goal.

“Our hope is that those who have given in the past will come out in these final days of the year and support us again because these funds are vital to the support we offer members of the Kamloops community year-round,” he said.

“This includes our mobile feeding ministry, emergency food and financial assistant, as well as many other programs and services offered throughout the year.”

Earlier this month, Fifield put out a call for volunteers to work collecting donations at kettle locations. He said most of those shifts have now been filled with four days remaining.

The Salvation Army runs 11 donation locations throughout the city, including the two liquor stores. Donations are also accepted online, by mail or in person at 344 Poplar St.

While the kettle campaign ends on Christmas Eve, online donations will be collected until Dec. 31.

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