The Salvation Army says last week’s snow storm is one of the factors that kept them from reaching their Red Kettle goal.
This year the organization aimed to raise $1.2 million dollars to assist Iowa families.
However, winter weather limited bell ringing from Wednesday to Friday last week.
They estimate those missed days cost about $30,000 dollars in donations.
The money is used for their Homeless Feeding Program and helps the organization serve breakfast to the less fortunate.
The Salvation Army also provides holiday gifts for thousands of children each year.
“The amount we raise has an effect on what we can do to help the community next year. That’s the motivation to get to the goal. It allows us to help more people,” said Arvid Huisman, the communications director for the Salvation Army.
The physical red kettles were pulled from their locations at around 4 PM Monday afternoon but the campaign isn’t over.
The Salvation Army will take donations through mid-January.
You can mail contributions to the Salvation Army at the address below.
PO Box 933
Des Moines, Iowa 50304.