The Salvation Army says they’ve hit a major milestone in their Red Kettle Campaign.
As of Monday the campaign broke the $1 million mark, now they are just 16 percent shy of their $1.2 million goal.
The funds were raised through bell-ringing, mail donations and online contributions. When the bell ringing portion of the campaign ended just before Christmas there was some worry that the non-profit would not meet their goal. They continued the campaign as usual, accepting additional donations until mid-January.
Officials say they will likely extend that deadline through the end of the month in hopes of making up the last 16 percent.
The money they raise will be used to fund Salvation Army programs through the rest of the year.