THUNDER BAY -- The Salvation Army's 2020 Christmas Kettle campaign is $8,937 shy of its goal.
As of Christmas eve, the campaign has netted $211,063.
The funds collected through this campaign ensures that funding is in place for programs such as the mobile feeding program, food bank, school breakfasts and other programs.
With increased financial challenges because of the pandemic people are reaching out more for assistance this year.
“This has been a difficult year for everyone. We are so grateful for the support we have received at the Kettles - we recognize that especially this year, it is a sacrifice for many to give, both financially and of their time,” said Gary Ferguson, Executive Director of The Salvation Army Community & Residential Services, in a release issued Thursday afternoon.
“We say thank you again, for helping us to continue our services in the community. Many people will benefit because of your selflessness.”
Donations to the kettle campaign will still be accepted after Christmas.
They can be dropped off at or mailed to the Thunder Bay Salvation Army office at 545 North Cumberland Street.
Donations may also be arranged over the phone (345-6492) or online through www.fillthekettle.com.
Contributions must be received by or postmarked by Dec. 31 are eligible for a tax receipt for the current year.