The Salvation Army’s red kettle donations are low

“The people who live in Lane County have been great in supporting us so far,” said John Tumey of the Salvation Army.

Posted: Dec 14, 2018 7:57 AM
Updated: Dec 15, 2018 12:19 AM

LANE COUNTY, Ore. -- Bell ringers are in the final stretch as they ring bells to raise money for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign. So far donations are down, and help is needed to reach their goal.

“Last year we did $111,000 dollars, so this year we are going for $119,000. And the people who live in Lane County have been great in supporting us so far,” said John Tumey of the Salvation Army.

According to Salvation Army, the money helps pay for rental assistance throughout the year.

The donation money also covers the Christmas food boxes, and this season 75 additional people signed up.

“I've seen firsthand where the money goes and that in itself changed me,” local bell ringer Lynn Guy said. 

Bell ringers started on Nov. 17.

They are ringing bells at sites in Eugene, Cottage Grove and Springfield.

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