FALLEN SHORT: Red Kettles Don’t Reach Goal

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The bells have stopped ringing and the red kettles have been put away, but the Salvation Army is still asking for help with its biggest fundraiser of the year.

They had hoped to raise $1.2 million this year, the bell-ringing portion of the fundraiser has ended and officials say they are far short of their goal.

As of Christmas Eve the organization has raised more than $832,000, about 69 percent of what they wanted to bring in.

The campaign continues through mid-January, but donations must be made by phone at 1-800-Sal-Army or online.