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Red Kettle Campaign donations fall short of goal

7:29 PM, Dec. 27, 2012
Timm Mews of Marshfield rang a bell for 52 consecutive hours in the entrance of Festival Foods last month to help raise awareness about the need for volunteers for the Salvation Army fundraiser.
Timm Mews of Marshfield rang a bell for 52 consecutive hours in the entrance of Festival Foods last month to help raise awareness about the need for volunteers for the Salvation Army fundraiser.
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Organizers of the local Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign say they have fallen $10,000 short of their fundraising goal for the year. They had hoped to raise $40,000 from the iconic bell-ringing fundraiser to fund rent assistance and holiday food programs throughout the year.

"Last year, we were able to raise $50,000, so we set our goal at $40,000 this year because of the economy," said Becky Herman, the area coordinator for the Marshfield-area Salvation Army for St. Vincent de Paul.

The Red Kettle Campaign is the largest fundraiser for the group during the year, which helps provide rent ...

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