Charities hoping for last-minute donations before year’s end

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (December  28, 2015)–As 2015 winds down, local charities are scrambling to hit their fundraising goals before the clock hits midnight on New Year’s Eve.

That includes the Salvation Army, who is at just 54 percent of their goal from the Red Kettle Campaign. The Salvation Army is hoping to raise $3.5 million through the Red Kettle Campaign. At this same time last year, they had fulfilled 66 percent of their goal.

“There’s so many things the Salvation Army does,” said Mayor Bob Webster of the Salvation Army. “If we’re not able to reach our goal then we have to look at cutting services and that’s really something we don’t want to do.”

About 80 to 85 cents of every dollar donated goes directly back to services through the Salvation Army.

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